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ERIC Number: EJ888695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Medical Providers as Global Warming and Climate Change Health Educators: A Health Literacy Approach
Villagran, Melinda; Weathers, Melinda; Keefe, Brian; Sparks, Lisa
Communication Education, v59 n3 p312-327 Jul 2010
Climate change is a threat to wildlife and the environment, but it also one of the most pervasive threats to human health. The goal of this study was to examine the relationships among dimensions of health literacy, patient education about global warming and climate change (GWCC), and health behaviors. Results reveal that patients who have higher levels of health literacy are more likely to engage in mitigation behaviors. An empirically based set of recommendations for providers to educate patients about the health risks of global warming and climate change is proposed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A