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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629412/cross-cultural-validation-of-health-literacy-measurement-tools-in-italian-oncology-patients
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Paola Zotti, Simone Cocchi, Jerry Polesel, Chiara Cipolat Mis, Donato Bragatto, Silvio Cavuto, Alice Conficconi, Carla Costanzo, Melissa De Giorgi, Christina A Drace, Federica Fiorini, Laura Gangeri, Andrea Lisi, Rosalba Martino, Paola Mosconi, Angelo Paradiso, Valentina Ravaioli, Ivana Truccolo, Paolo De Paoli
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric characteristics of four Health Literacy (HL) measurement tools, viz. Newest Vital Sign (NVS), Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA), Single Item Literacy Screener (SILS) and Single question on Self-rated Reading Ability (SrRA) among Italian oncology patients. METHODS: The original version of the tools were translated from the English language into Italian using a standard forward-backward procedure and according to internationally recognized good practices...
June 19, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625711/why-parents-seek-care-for-acute-illness-in-the-clinic-or-the-ed-the-role-of-health-literacy
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Meghan May, David C Brousseau, David A Nelson, Kathryn E Flynn, Michael S Wolf, Bryn Lepley, Andrea K Morrison
OBJECTIVE: To explore the decision to seek care and decision-making regarding location of care among parents with low and adequate health literacy. METHODS: Parents of children ≤ 8 years old presenting for 'sick child' visits at a clinic or a non-urgent ED visit (triage level 5) were interviewed. The Newest Vital Sign (NVS) categorized parental health literacy. Interviewers followed a semi-structured interview guide to understand 1) care-seeking for current illness and 2) choice of clinic or ED...
June 15, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625030/the-clinical-nutrition-research-agenda-in-indonesia-and-beyond-ecological-strategy-for-food-in-health-care-delivery
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Widjaja Lukito, Lindawati Wibowo, Mark L Wahlqvist
Despite progress with the food-associated health agenda in the public health and clinical domains, much remains to be done in Indonesia. There are reasons to be optimistic which include economic development, increasing literacy, progress towards universal health coverage and community organizational arrangements across the archipelago which focus on health through some 10,000 puskesmas. These community health centres are variably staffed with voluntary cadres from the community, bidans (nurses) and general medical practitioners...
June 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618908/psychosocial-perspectives-in-cardiovascular-disease
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Susanne S Pedersen, Roland von Känel, Phillip J Tully, Johan Denollet
Adaptation to living with cardiovascular disease may differ from patient to patient and is influenced not only by disease severity and limitations incurred by the disease but also by socioeconomic factors (e.g. health literacy), the patients' psychological make-up and susceptibility to distress. Co-morbid depression and/or anxiety is prevalent in 20% of patients with cardiovascular disease, which may be either transient or chronic. Distress, such as depression, reduces adherence, serves as a barrier to behaviour change and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, and increases the risk that patients drop out of cardiac rehabilitation, impacting on patients' quality of life, risk of hospitalisation and mortality...
June 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611897/feasibility-of-an-ed-to-home-intervention-to-engage-patients-a-mixed-methods-investigation
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Jessica R Schumacher, Barbara J Lutz, Allyson G Hall, Jesse M Pines, Andrea L Jones, Phyllis Hendry, Colleen Kalynych, Donna L Carden
INTRODUCTION: Older, chronically ill patients with limited health literacy are often under-engaged in managing their health and turn to the emergency department (ED) for healthcare needs. We tested the impact of an ED-initiated coaching intervention on patient engagement and follow-up doctor visits in this high-risk population. We also explored patients' care-seeking decisions. METHODS: We conducted a mixed-methods study including a randomized controlled trial and in-depth interviews in two EDs in northern Florida...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601323/readability-complexity-and-suitability-analysis-of-online-lymphedema-resources
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Bao Ngoc N Tran, Mansher Singh, Bernard T Lee, Rima Rudd, Dhruv Singhal
BACKGROUND: Over 72% of Americans use online health information to assist in health care decision-making. Previous studies of lymphedema literature have focused only on reading level of patient-oriented materials online. Findings indicate they are too advanced for most patients to comprehend. This, more comprehensive study, expands the previous analysis to include critical elements of health materials beyond readability using assessment tools to report on the complexity and density of data as well as text design, vocabulary, and organization...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599868/a-latent-profile-analysis-on-patient-empowerment-programme-in-a-hong-kong-primary-care-setting
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Mike K T Cheung, Sam C C Chan, Anchor T F Hung, Angela Y M Leung, Albert Lee, Frank W K Chan, K L Chung, Peter K K Poon, Chetwyn C H Chan
OBJECTIVE: This study identified the profiles of subgroups of type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients of the Patient Empowerment Programme (PEP) by different levels of benefits gained in diabetic self-management behaviors, self-efficacy, and health literacy. METHODS: This study adopted a non-experimental repeated-measures design on T2DM patients who joined PEP, using structured questionnaires. Latent profile analysis (LPA) was used to identify patterns of participants' change on the outcome measures...
May 24, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597854/decentralizing-provision-of-mental-health-care-in-sri-lanka
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Neil Fernando, Thirupathy Suveendran, Chithramalee de Silva
In the past, mental health services in Sri Lanka were limited to tertiary-care institutions, resulting in a large treatment gap. Starting in 2000, significant efforts have been made to reconfigure service provision and to integrate mental health services with primary health care. This approach was supported by significant political commitment to establishing island-wide decentralized mental health care in the wake of the 2004 tsunami. Various initiatives were consolidated in The mental health policy of Sri Lanka 2005-2015, which called for implementation of a comprehensive community-based, decentralized service structure...
April 2017: WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594976/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-upper-airway-related-dyspnea-a-systematic-review
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Meaghan Noud, Kristen Hovis, Alexander Gelbard, Nila A Sathe, David F Penson, Irene D Feurer, Melissa L McPheeters, David O Francis
Importance: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures address the need for patient-centered data and are now used in diverse clinical, research, and policy pursuits. They are important in conditions causing upper airway-related dyspnea in which the patient's reported experience and physiological data can be discrepant. Objectives: To perform a systematic review of the literature on upper airway dyspnea-related PRO measures and to rigorously evaluate each measure's developmental properties, validation, and applicability...
June 8, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592353/role-of-information-and-communication-technology-in-promoting-oral-health-at-residential-aged-care-facilities
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Bola Adebayo, Angela Durey, Linda M Slack-Smith
Information and communication technology (ICT) can provide knowledge and clinical support to those working in residential aged care facilities (RACFs). This paper aims to: (1) review literature on ICT targeted at residents, staff and external providers in RACFs including general practitioners, dental and allied health professionals on improving residents' oral health; (2) identify barriers and enablers to using ICT in promoting oral health at RACFs; and (3) investigate evidence of effectiveness of these approaches in promoting oral health...
June 8, 2017: Australian Journal of Primary Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589741/a-content-analysis-of-the-consumer-facing-online-information-about-my-health-record-implications-for-increasing-knowledge-and-awareness-to-facilitate-uptake-and-use
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Louisa Walsh, Sophie Hill, Meredith Allan, Susan Balandin, Andrew Georgiou, Isabel Higgins, Ben Kraal, Shaun McCarthy, Bronwyn Hemsley
BACKGROUND: Low health literacy, low levels of positive belief and privacy and security concerns have been identified as a significant barrier to personal electronic health record uptake and use. An important tool for overcoming these barriers is the consumer-facing information which accompanies the system. My Health Record (MyHR) is the Australian national e-health record system, for which a large suite of online resources exists to facilitate consumer registration and use. This study uses a number of different measures of health resource quality to assess the MyHR online consumer-facing information and identify any gaps or areas for improvement...
January 1, 2017: HIM Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577543/implementation-of-emental-health-care-viewpoints-from-key-informants-from-organizations-and-agencies-with-ehealth-mandates
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Lori Wozney, Amanda S Newton, Nicole D Gehring, Kathryn Bennett, Anna Huguet, Lisa Hartling, Michele P Dyson, Patrick McGrath
BACKGROUND: The use of technology such as computers, tablets, and smartphones to improve access to and the delivery of mental health care (eMental Health care) is growing worldwide. However, despite the rapidly expanding evidence base demonstrating the efficacy of eMental Health care, its implementation in clinical practice and health care systems remains fragmented. To date, no peer-reviewed, key-informant studies have reported on the perspectives of decision-makers concerned with whether and how to implement eMental Health care...
June 2, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562814/comprehension-of-the-education-handout-and-health-literacy-of-pacemaker-users
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Jackelline Evellin Moreira Dos Santos, Virginia Visconde Brasil, Katarinne Lima Moraes, Jacqueline Andréia Bernardes Leão Cordeiro, Gabriela Ferreira de Oliveira, Carla de Paula Bernardes, Bárbara Ribeiro Miquelin Bueno, Rafaela Peres Boaventura, Fernanda Alves Ferreira Gonçalves, Lizete Malagoni de Almeida Cavalcante Oliveira, Maria Alves Barbosa, Antonio Márcio Teodoro Cordeiro Silva
Objective: To verify the comprehension of the education handout and the level of Functional Health Literacy of individuals with cardiac pacemaker (PM) and whether there is correlation between the comprehension and Functional Health Literacy (FHL). Method: Cross-sectional study with 63 individuals with PM who answered to comprehension tests of the handout, literacy assessment (SAHLPA-50) and cognition (MMSE). Measurements of dispersion, Pearson correlation and multiple linear regression were calculated...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562307/the-eye-of-the-beholder-a-discussion-of-value-and-quality-from-the-perspective-of-families-of-children-and-youth-with-special-health-care-needs
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Betsy Anderson, Julie Beckett, Nora Wells, Meg Comeau
There is broad agreement that increasing the cost-effectiveness and quality of health care services, thereby achieving greater value, is imperative given this country's current spiraling costs and poor health outcomes. However, how individuals or stakeholder groups define value may differ significantly. Discussion of value in the context of health care, in particular value-based purchasing and value-based insurance design, must acknowledge that there is no universal consensus definition as to what constitutes value...
May 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558904/depression-in-diabetes-mellitus-a-comprehensive-systematic-review-of-literature-from-an-indian-perspective
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REVIEW
Subrata Naskar, Robin Victor, Kamal Nath
Diabetes and depression are rapidly growing chronic health conditions that have significant negative impact upon the physical, psychological, social and occupational functioning, quality of life and often leads to socio-economic burden. Presence of both these comorbid diseases results in various short term and long term complications and increases the mortality as compared to those with depression or diabetes alone. OBJECTIVES: Systematic review of the epidemiological data, risk factors and relationship between depression and glycaemic control among the Indian studies...
June 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554917/optimisation-and-validation-of-a-remote-monitoring-system-onco-trec-for-home-based-management-of-oral-anticancer-therapies-an-italian-multicentre-feasibility-study
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Alessandro Passardi, Mimma Rizzo, Francesca Maines, Carlo Tondini, Alberto Zambelli, Roberto Vespignani, Daniele Andreis, Ilaria Massa, Marco Dianti, Stefano Forti, Enrico Maria Piras, Claudio Eccher
INTRODUCTION: Despite the growing number of oral agents available for cancer treatment, their efficacy may be reduced due to the lack of adherence, inappropriate adverse event self-management and arbitrary dose adjustment. The management of anticancer therapies could exponentially benefit from the introduction of mobile health technologies in a highly integrated electronic oncology system. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We plan to customise and fine-tune an existing monitoring TreC platform used in different chronic diseases in the oncology setting...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545615/measuring-attributes-of-health-literate-health-care-organizations-from-the-patients-perspective-development-and-validation-of-a-questionnaire-to-assess-health-literacy-sensitive-communication-hl-com
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Nicole Ernstmann, Sarah Halbach, Christoph Kowalski, Holger Pfaff, Lena Ansmann
BACKGROUND: Studies addressing the organizational contexts of care that may help increase the patients' ability to cope with a disease and to navigate through the health care system are still rare. Especially instruments allowing the assessment of such organizational efforts from the patients' perspective are missing. The aim of our study was to develop a survey instrument assessing organizational health literacy (HL) from the patients' perspective, i. e., health care organizations' responsiveness to patients' individual needs...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543754/validating-the-european-health-literacy-survey-questionnaire-in-people-with-type-2-diabetes-latent-trait-analyses-applying-multidimensional-rasch-modelling-and-confirmatory-factor-analysis
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Hanne Søberg Finbråten, Kjell Sverre Pettersen, Bodil Wilde-Larsson, Gun Nordström, Anne Trollvik, Øystein Guttersrud
AIM: To validate the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q47) in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. BACKGROUND: The HLS-EU-Q47 latent variable is outlined in a framework with four cognitive domains integrated in three health domains, implying 12 theoretically defined subscales. Valid and reliable health literacy measurers are crucial to effectively adapt health communication and education to individuals and groups of patients. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study applying confirmatory latent trait analyses...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541854/the-feasibility-and-time-required-for-routine-health-literacy-assessment-in-surgical-practice-and-effect-on-patient-satisfaction
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Ryan D Eubanks, Jesse N Nodora, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Marian Bagley, Marcia E Bouton, Maria Elena Martinez, Ian K Komenaka
Patients with limited health literacy (HL) have higher likelihood of problems with communication and may decrease patient satisfaction. This study was performed to determine the time required for routine HL assessment and its effect on patient satisfaction. Retrospective review over four years of consecutive patients who attended a breast clinic who underwent HL assessment as part of routine care. A total of 3126 consecutive patients from 2010 to 2014. Of the 3126 patients (96.9%), 3030 of were capable of undergoing HL assessment...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541513/improving-health-literacy-through-adult-basic-education-in-australia
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Suzanne Morony, Emma Lamph, Danielle Muscat, Don Nutbeam, Haryana M Dhillon, Heather Shepherd, Sian Smith, Aisha Khan, Julie Osborne, Wedyan Meshreky, Karen Luxford, Andrew Hayen, Kirsten J McCaffery
Adults with low literacy are less empowered to take care of their health, have poorer health outcomes and higher healthcare costs. We facilitated partnerships between adult literacy teachers and community health providers to deliver a health literacy training program in adult basic education classrooms. Following course completion we interviewed 19 adult education teachers (15 delivering the health literacy program; 4 delivering standard literacy classes) and four community health providers (CHPs) about their experiences, and analysed transcripts using Framework analysis...
May 25, 2017: Health Promotion International
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