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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292803/poetic-medicine-adding-rhyme-and-reason-to-the-literacy-of-health
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Sarah de Leeuw
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March 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289853/information-mismatch-cancer-risk-counseling-with-diverse-underserved-patients
#2
Galen Joseph, Rena J Pasick, Dean Schillinger, Judith Luce, Claudia Guerra, Janice Ka Yan Cheng
As genetics and genomics become part of mainstream Medicine, these advances have the potential to reduce or exacerbate health disparities. Gaps in effective communication (where all parties share the same meaning) are widely recognized as a major contributor to health disparities. The purpose of this study was to examine GC-patient communication in real time, to assess its effectiveness from the patient perspective, and then to pilot intervention strategies to improve the communication. We observed 64 English-, 35 Spanish- and 25 Chinese-speaking (n = 124) public hospital patients and 10 GCs in 170 GC appointments, and interviewed 49 patients who were offered testing using the audio recordings to stimulate recall and probe specific aspects of the communication...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288954/content-usability-and-utilization-of-plain-language-in-breast-cancer-mobile-phone-apps-a-systematic-analysis
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Tamar Ginossar, Sayyed Fawad Ali Shah, Andrew J West, Joshua M Bentley, Charlene A Caburnay, Matthew W Kreuter, Anita Y Kinney
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is one of the leading contributors to preventable illness and death among women. Although mobile phone apps provide unprecedented opportunity to engage women along the cancer continuum, little is known about the availability, content, and usability of breast cancer mobile phone apps. OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the content and adherence to literate design standards of all breast cancer-related apps available on the App Store and Google Play, as well as the relationship between their content, user ratings, and price...
March 13, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271964/health-literacy-in-suriname
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Frederieke S Diemer, Yentl C Haan, Rani V Nannan Panday, Gert A van Montfrans, Glenn P Oehlers, Lizzy M Brewster
BACKGROUND: Low health literacy is an independent predictor of cardiovascular mortality. However, data on health literacy in low- and middle-income countries are scarce. Therefore, we assessed the level of health literacy in Suriname, a middle-income country with a high cardiovascular mortality. METHODS: We estimated health literacy in a convenience sample at an urban outpatient center in the capital and at a semirural health center, using the validated Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine adapted for the Dutch language (REALM-D) instrument...
April 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247247/cardiovascular-disease-risk-and-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-among-patients-with-low-health-literacy
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T M van Schaik, H T Jørstad, T B Twickler, R J G Peters, J P G Tijssen, M L Essink-Bot, M P Fransen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between health literacy and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and to assess the differential effects by health literacy level of a nurse-coordinated secondary prevention program (NCPP) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS: Data were collected in two medical centres participating in the RESPONSE trial (Randomised Evaluation of Secondary Prevention by Outpatient Nurse SpEcialists). CVD risk profiles were assessed at baseline and 12-month follow-up using the Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation (SCORE)...
February 28, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209185/health-literacy-in-a-community-with-low-levels-of-education-findings-from-chakaria-a-rural-area-of-bangladesh
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Susmita Das, Mohammad Nahid Mia, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, Shahidul Hoque, Abbas Bhuiya
BACKGROUND: Health literacy (HL) helps individuals to make effective use of available health services. In low-income countries such as Bangladesh, the less than optimum use of services could be due to low levels of HL. Bangladesh's health service delivery is pluralistic with a mix of public, private and informally trained healthcare providers. Emphasis on HL has been inadequate. Thus, it is important to assess the levels of HL and service utilization patterns. The findings from this study aim to bridge the knowledge gap...
February 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182803/patient-level-exclusions-from-mhealth-in-a-safety-net-health-system
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Keiki Hinami, Bhrandon A Harris, Ricardo Uriostegui, Wilnise Jasmin, Mario Lopez, William E Trick
Excitement about mobile health (mHealth) for improving care transitions is fueled by widespread adoption of smartphones across all social segments, but new disparities can emerge around nonadopters of technology-based communications. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of urban low-income adults to assess inadequate reading health literacy and limited English proficiency as factors affecting access to and engagement with mHealth. Although the proportion owning smartphones were comparable to national figures, adjusted analysis showed fewer patients with inadequate reading health literacy having Internet access (odds ratio [95% confidence interval]: 0...
February 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156469/edmonton-symptom-assessment-scale-esas-time-duration-of-self-completion-versus-assisted-completion-in-palliative-care-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alfredo Rodriguez-Nunez, Supakarn Tayjasanant, Minjeong Park, Diane D Liu, Julio Allo, Susan Frisbee-Hume, Eduardo Bruera
67 Background: ESAS is a multidimensional assessment tool for self-reporting of symptom intensity. Unfortunately, ESAS is not used often in clinical care due to the perception that it may be time consuming. Our aim was to compare the time duration of self-completion (SC) of ESAS for the first time by patients with advanced cancer vs. assisted-completion (AC) with a health care professional (HCP). METHODS: In this randomized controlled trial, patients with advanced cancer who have never completed the ESAS at MD Anderson were allocated (1:1) with a web-based system to either to self-completion of the ESAS form vs assisted completion by the research assistant...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093057/if-it-works-for-pills-can-it-work-for-skills-direct-to-consumer-social-marketing-of-evidence-based-psychological-treatments
#9
Robert D Friedberg, Hasan Bayar
The emergence of evidence-based psychological treatments (EVPTs) is a scientific success story, but unfortunately the application of these empirically supported procedures has been slow to gain ground in treatment-as-usual settings. This Open Forum commentary argues that direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing, which has worked well in communicating the advantages of various medicines, should perhaps be considered for use in social marketing of EVPTs. DTC marketing of pharmaceuticals is a long-standing advertising strategy in the United States...
January 17, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093024/reliability-and-validity-of-the-turkish-version-of-the-rapid-estimate-of-adult-literacy-in-dentistry-treald-30
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Kadriye Peker, Taha Emre Köse, Beliz Güray, Ömer Uysal, Tamer Lütfi Erdem
OBJECTIVE: To culturally adapt the Turkish version of Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry (TREALD-30) for Turkish-speaking adult dental patients and to evaluate its psychometric properties. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After translation and cross-cultural adaptation, TREALD-30 was tested in a sample of 127 adult patients who attended a dental school clinic in Istanbul. Data were collected through clinical examinations and self-completed questionnaires, including TREALD-30, the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP), the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM), two health literacy screening questions, and socio-behavioral characteristics...
January 16, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079917/did-you-know-medicare-does-not-usually-include-a-dental-benefit-findings-from-a-multisite-investigation-of-oral-health-literacy
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Mark D Macek, Kathryn A Atchison, William Wells, Don Haynes, Ruth M Parker, Haiyan Chen
OBJECTIVES: Medicare does not usually include a dental benefit. Adults who are unaware of this fact risk unanticipated expenses after retirement. This report will explore the sociodemographic and oral health literacy determinants of this knowledge. METHODS: Data came from the Multi-Site Oral Health Literacy Research Study, a survey of patients presenting to two university dental clinics. Sociodemographic descriptors included age, sex, race/ethnicity, education level, and dental insurance status...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064508/assessing-the-effect-of-pharmacist-care-on-diabetes-related-outcomes-in-a-rural-outpatient-clinic
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Cynthia Moreau, Karen R Sando, Daniel H Zambrano
BACKGROUND: The care of diabetic patients in rural areas is complicated by factors such as poor health literacy, cultural barriers, and primary care provider (PCP) shortages. Integrating pharmacist care in diabetes management in these settings may increase access to care and improve patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences in diabetes-related outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) managed by a pharmacist diabetes clinic compared with patients only managed by PCPs in a rural family medicine clinic...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043712/pharmaceutical-pictograms-for-low-literate-patients-understanding-risk-of-false-confidence-and-evidence-based-design-strategies
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Mara M van Beusekom, Anne M Land-Zandstra, Mark J W Bos, Jos M van den Broek, Henk-Jan Guchelaar
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to (1) evaluate ten pharmaceutical pictograms for low-literate patients on understandability, (2) assess the risk of false confidence in understanding, and (3) identify how the design can be improved to increase understandability. METHODS: Interviews were conducted with n=197 pharmacy visitors in the Netherlands. Additional qualitative discussions were held with n=30 adequately and n=25 low-literate participants (assessed with REALM-D)...
December 19, 2016: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992491/survivorship-care-plan-information-needs-perspectives-of-safety-net-breast-cancer-patients
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Nancy J Burke, Tessa M Napoles, Priscilla J Banks, Fern S Orenstein, Judith A Luce, Galen Joseph
PURPOSE: Despite the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) 2005 recommendation, few care organizations have instituted standard survivorship care plans (SCPs). Low health literacy and low English proficiency are important factors to consider in SCP development. Our study aimed to identify information needs and survivorship care plan preferences of low literacy, multi-lingual patients to support the transition from oncology to primary care and ongoing learning in survivorship. METHODS: We conducted focus groups in five languages with African American, Latina, Russian, Filipina, White, and Chinese medically underserved breast cancer patients...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923368/what-do-beginning-students-in-a-rurally-focused-medical-course-think-about-rural-practice
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Louise Young, Daniel B Lindsay, Robin A Ray
BACKGROUND: Medical schools may select students for their attitudes towards rural medical practice, yet the rural-urban disparity in availability of medical practitioners and services has not diminished in recent times despite government initiatives and increasing numbers being trained for a career in medicine. One medical school, with a focus on rural and remote medicine, aims to select students with positive perceptions for rural medical practice. A research project collected data on the perceptions of these medical students in the first week of their medical studies...
December 7, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893919/health-literacy-competencies-for-registered-nurses-an-e-delphi-study
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Coleen E Toronto
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine's landmark report, Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, recommends that health professionals be trained to effectively communicate with patients with limited health literacy. Nurse-specific competencies that explicitly address the needs of patients with low health literacy are lacking. METHOD: A national group of nurse health literacy experts (N = 41) participated in a three-round e-Delphi study to identify essential health literacy competencies for RNs in any work setting...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890982/towards-a-better-health-care-delivery-system-the-tamil-nadu-model
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R Parthasarathi, S P Sinha
The Tamil Nadu model of public health is renowned for its success in providing quality health services at an affordable cost especially to the rural people. Tamil Nadu is the only state with a distinctive public health cadre in the district level and also the first state to enact a Public Health Act in 1939. Tamil Nadu has gained significant ground in the various aspects of health in the last few decades largely because of the significant reforms in its health sector which dates back to 1980s which saw rigorous expansion of rural health infrastructure in the state besides deployment of thousands of multipurpose health workers as village health nurses in rural areas...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870763/the-effect-of-psychosocial-and-neuropsychiatric-factors-on-medication-adherence-in-a-cohort-of-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Cindy Flower, Ian Hambleton, Mike Campbell
BACKGROUND: Medication adherence in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) reduces disease activity and the risk of flares. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated adherence in women with SLE who exhibit high morbidity and mortality. We evaluated demographic data and 2 conventional adherence predictors: self-efficacy and health literacy, along with 2 potential neuropsychiatric SLE complications: cognitive dysfunction and depression. METHODS: One hundred six women randomly selected from the Barbados National Lupus Registry completed the Self-efficacy for Appropriate Medication Use Scale, Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine-Short Form, Cognitive Symptom Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory II, and Morisky's Medication Adherence Questionnaire (MAQ)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870322/information-literacy-advocates-developing-student-skills-through-a-peer-support-approach
#19
Ruth Curtis
Since 2013/2014, an Information Literacy Advocates (ILA) scheme has been running at the University of Nottingham as an extracurricular module on the Nottingham Advantage Award programme. The Information Literacy Advocates scheme, which recruits medicine and health sciences students in their second year or above, aims to facilitate development of information literacy skills and confidence, as well as communication, organisation and teamwork, through the provision of peer support. Previous research indicates peer assistance effectively enhances such skills and is valued by fellow students who welcome the opportunity to approach more experienced students for help...
December 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817171/comparing-medication-adherence-tools-scores-and-number-of-controlled-diseases-among-low-literacy-patients-discharged-from-a-brazilian-cardiology-ward
#20
Patrícia Carvalho Baruel Okumura, Lucas Miyake Okumura, Wálleri Christini Torelli Reis, Rangel Ray Godoy, Bianca de Oliveira Cata-Preta, Thais Teles de Souza, Maria Luiza Drechsel Fávero, Cassyano Januário Correr
Background Adherence to prescribed drug therapy is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular causes of death. In view of the relevance for public health, it is important to understand the relation between medication adherence tools' scores, especially in low literacy patients discharged from a cardiology ward. Objectives We aimed to assess: (a) the association between number of controlled clinical conditions and adherence tools scores, and (b) the correlation between the scores of three instruments to assess adherence...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
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