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Ward, Markia; Kristiansen, Maria; Sørensen, Kristine – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The European Union (EU) has experienced an increasing intake of migrants in recent years. As its population diversifies, new challenges present themselves for healthcare delivery due to communication, cultural differences and health literacy of migrants. In the light of this, this systematic literature review examines the state of the…
Descriptors: Literacy, Health, Immigrants, Foreign Countries
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Im, Hyojin; Swan, Laura E. T. – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: Previous research that revealed a high prevalence of low health literacy among immigrants and refugees tended to over emphasise functional health literacy as a risk factor for low health status and poor disease management. Despite a significant knowledge gap, little has been investigated regarding critical health literacy (CHL) in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Health Behavior, Refugees, Land Settlement
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Hunt, Sarah; Wei, Yifeng; Kutcher, Stan – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objectives: Mental health concerns on university campuses are increasing in the UK. Improving mental health literacy (MHL) for students may be a useful part of an integrated approach to effectively address these concerns. This study evaluated a previously demonstrated effective Canadian campus MHL resource in a UK student sample. Design: This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Mental Health, Literacy
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Gibson, Isla; Whitelaw, Sandy; Topping, Christopher; Kopela, Joanna – Health Education Journal, 2019
Objective: The objective of this research was to explore how accessible the concept of food and physical literacy is for health and well-being professionals, and assess its potential effect on service delivery. Design: Formative research and 'concept testing' with potential deliverers of food and physical literacy. Setting: Dumfries and Galloway,…
Descriptors: Obesity, Food, Well Being, Literacy
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Nutbeam, Don – Health Education Journal, 2019
Thirty years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion created a paradigm shift in addressing major public health challenges. Traditional approaches to health education focused on personal health 'risks' and lifestyle choices were quickly overshadowed by the attention given to more comprehensive policy and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Education, Equal Education, Lifelong Learning
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Coombs, Nicole; Allen, Louise; Cooper, Simon; Cant, Robyn; Beauchamp, Alison; Laszcyk, Jacki; Giannis, Anita; Hopmans, Ruben; Bullock, Shane; Waller, Susan; McKenna, Lisa; Peck, Blake – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study explored young university students' (aged 18-24 years) health literacy, asthma experiences and help-seeking behaviours to inform the development of a web-based asthma education intervention relevant to this age group. Design: Exploratory mixed-methods design incorporateing a health literacy survey and interviews, plus the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Diseases, Literacy
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Liu, Yong-bing; Xue, Ling-ling; Xue, Hui-ping; Hou, Ping – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between health literacy, self-care agency, social support and health status among elderly Chinese nursing home residents in Xinjiang. Design: Participants were selected using a stratified cluster random sampling design. Setting: The study was conducted from September 2011 to…
Descriptors: Health, Literacy, Questionnaires, Structural Equation Models
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Payakachat, Nalin; Hadden, Kristie B.; Hanner, Jeremy; Ragland, Denise – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study explored maternal knowledge of pertussis and Tdap vaccine and the use of a Tdap Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) to improve that knowledge. Design: Prospective cohort study. Setting: Two outpatient obstetric clinics at a US academic medical centre. Methods: An electronic survey was administered to pregnant women who…
Descriptors: Diseases, Immunization Programs, Health, Literacy
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Gill, Marie E. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: The objective of this study was to describe the suitability of adult drug court handbooks for participants with low literacy. Methods: A convenience sample of seven drug court participant handbooks from urban drug courts in three regions of the USA were assessed for reading and literacy suitability for low-literacy learners using the…
Descriptors: Guides, Courts, Drug Abuse, Literacy
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Duwe, Elise A. G.; Holloway, Breanna M.; Chin, Jessie; Morrow, Daniel G. – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: This study investigated how older adults' representations of hypertension relate to their illness experience (years of illness), health literacy and self-rated health. Design: Correlational study. Setting: Community-based older adults diagnosed with hypertension. Method: We measured health literacy (Short Test of Functional Health…
Descriptors: Diseases, Older Adults, Hypertension, Knowledge Level
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Khan, Delvin; Fjerbaek, Annette; Andreasen, Jan J.; Thorup, Charlotte B.; Dinesen, Birthe – Health Education Journal, 2018
Objective: To determine how cardiac patients use the Activeheart.dk digital toolbox Methods: Mixed-methods study. A total of n = 33 cardiac surgical patients were enrolled in a study, which encouraged use of the Activeheart portal for 4 weeks after discharge. Patients were surveyed with respect to their demographic characteristics, e-health…
Descriptors: Surgery, Questionnaires, Interviews, Heart Disorders