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Heart failure (HF) affects 5 million people in the United States. Health literacy, which is the ability to read and comprehend important medical information, plays an important role in the health of individuals with HF. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of an educational program developed for various levels of health literacy at improving medical outcomes and quality of life in individuals with HF.
The primary aim of this project is to test the efficacy of an inpatient congestive heart failure (CHF) educational intervention compared with usual care among inpatients at Griffin Hospital, who are largely drawn from the population of the Naugatuck Valley in Connecticut. The educational intervention will utilize: - written educational materials suitable for patients with low health literacy - alternatives to written materials (e.g., video- and audiotapes) that may m...
Study objective was to explore the impact of health literacy on effectiveness of an educational intervention describing life-style and behavior modification for patients "Living with Coronary Artery Disease." Our hypothesis was that a VHS/DVD version of this educational program would be "superior" to printed material alone in its impact on patients' knowledge about coronary artery disease and important life-style changes. Furthermore, we believed this effect would be most notab...
The purpose of this study to investigate attitude, oral health literacy and psychological factors in order to evaluate if these factors are important for oral health in adults. The hypotheses are: - Multiple interactive demographic, and social and psychological factors contribute to the level of attitude and oral health literacy. - There is an association between the level of oral health literacy and oral health status - A structured intervent...
Many Korean Americans are at risk for developing high blood pressure. Low health literacy levels may play a role in this risk. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a literacy-focused program aimed at reducing blood pressure levels in older Korean Americans.
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of 3 sensitivity and mental health literacy programs for young students in the increase of mental health knowledge, to help seeking and reducing the stigma in order to prevent mental disorders and to reduce symptoms. Design: Multicenter randomized clinical trial school-based during 12 months follow up. Setting: Educational centers of secondary education (E.S.O) (public or private) of Barcelona. Subjects: 408 students between 13 and 18 years ...
The aims of the study are: - To measure health literacy (HL) levels in a sample composed of members of a health mutual (Solidaris), and its potential associations with several determinants (health, health services consumption, health behaviours...) - To identify potential groups at risk of a lower HL - To identify the determinants of HL level
Depression is a serious mental health disease. It is generally characterized by sadness, loss of interest in activities, and decreased energy. Globally, it is estimated that almost 350 million people suffer from depression. In Saudi Arabia, literature suggested that prevalence of depression among boy's secondary school students in Abha city was 38.2%. Another study found that the prevalence of depression was 22.4 % as moderate, 7.3 % as severe and 3.7% as very severe, with a cl...
Background: The Teen Health Information Literacy Project is an after-school program for high school students. It gives them skills to access valid and reliable health data. It also aims to grow young health advocates. Researchers want to find out more about the impact the program has had on students. They want to use this feedback to improve the program. Objective: To gain feedback about the Teen Health Information Literacy Project. Eligibility: Young peo...
The long-term goal of this study is to build a sustainable,community-based outreach program using Korean American community health workers (CHWs) to promote breast and cervical screening among Korean American women, thereby reducing related morbidity and mortality. The study is designed to determine the effectiveness of a health literacy-focused tailored breast and cervical cancer control intervention delivered by CHWs. The investigators hypothesized that, compared to KA women...
The ability to communicate with patients is profoundly impacted by their health literacy - the ability to interpret documents, read and write prose, use quantitative information and speak and listen effectively. Limited health literacy is commonplace and associated with multiple poor health outcomes including frequent readmission's and high mortality. Advance directives are an important tool in respecting patient autonomy in health care interventions. Advance directives can als...
Health literacy refers to personal and relational factors affecting a person's ability to acquire, understand and use information about health and health services. In a need assessment study it was found that, the health services need to focus on health literacy factors in the follow up of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Thus, this project evaluate the effect a of a health literacy partnership health promotion intervention (hospital, municipalities,...
Investigators propose an observational interview study to explore how patients understand treatment conversations with their physicians within the framework of health literacy. The study team will test whether patients' understanding of treatment options and side effects can be improved when patients receive a low literacy educational supplement after meeting with their urologist. Investigators will interview a group of newly diagnosed, early stage, African American prostate ca...
Through the training and consultation program conducted via the web for "health promotion," which is an important part of a school's healthcare, interactive communication methods between school nurses and students were provided. The results of the study showed that web-based education and counseling positively influenced health promotion behaviors of the students, and e-health literacy and their knowledge was increased.
Currently, both oral and written health education make certain assumptions about the health literacy of patients and their parents. The prevalence of health literacy issues is unknown in the adult congenital heart disease (CHD) population. Having a better understanding of a patient's and/or their parents' health literacy will help us develop appropriate education and teaching tools to meet the patient's and their parents' needs.
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of health literacy on questionnaire-based measurement.
The primary objectives for this study are to develop an estimate of the prevalence of health literacy at four geographically diverse Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (Minneapolis, Portland, Durham, and West Los Angeles), and for specific groups based on age, race, education, and geographic location. The investigators' secondary objectives are to illustrate the potential significance of poor health literacy by linking estimates for those over 50 years old to colorectal cancer (...
Many people who have recently left the hospital have difficulties managing their medications, and medication errors are common. Patients with low health literacy levels may have a particularly difficult time understanding medication dosing and instructions. This study will evaluate a literacy-focused program that provides educational assistance from pharmacists at the time of hospital discharge to people hospitalized with heart problems.
The objective of this two parallel component study is to develop interventions for the visual and cognitive related health literacy disabilities of older veterans. The first component will test two interventions for improving functional health literacy performance (enhancing the design of health literacy materials and training reading skills) by using a 2 x 2 between subjects factorial design. The second component consists of patient, family, and provider focus groups who will ...
This study supports and promotes work well-being of nursing personnel from the perspective of foot health in health care organizations. Half of the participants will receive an electronic foot health education program to improve their foot self-care knowledge, while the other will receive anything. The outcomes of this project include recommendations and tested educational program to occupational health care for improving foot health of nurses.
Half of US adults have no more than basic reading and numerical skills. A consequence is inadequate health literacy, which is associated with unsatisfactory patient-provider communication and poor health outcomes in chronic diseases, including asthma. We have adapted a patient navigator intervention to address asthma in high risk communities as a practical, immediate, and sustainable method of achieving effective health literacy in patients low health literacy. This interventio...
The purpose of this study is to assess a functional literacy program for formerly homeless adults now residing in supported housing who have difficulty performing daily life skills requiring functional literacy (e.g., bill paying, medication management, community transportation) needed to maintain housing placements. The hypothesis is that intervention group participants will improve in functional literacy compared to the control group that does not receive the intervention.
The purpose of this study will to be to evaluate the effects of a mobile intervention focused on improving the chronic disease self management skills of individuals with low health literacy. The intervention will provide information that culturally and linguistically tailored to participants' level of health literacy.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a serious health problem among African American women. This study will evaluate a health care center-based program that aims to encourage African American women to eat a low fat diet and increase their physical activity levels to reduce the risk of developing CVD.
This study investigates whether increasing health literacy among COPD patients and their designated health coach during a hospital admission caused by symptoms exacerbation will lead to better health outcomes including increased health quality, and lower healthcare utilization.