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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157628
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring CAM Health Literacy
Abstract:
Measuring CAM Health Literacy
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Shreffler-Grant, Jean, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Montana State University, College of Nursing, Missoula Campus
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT, 59812, USA
Contact Telephone:406-243-2540
Co-Authors:Bette Ide, PhD, RN, Professor; Elizabeth G. Nichols, DNS, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor; Clarann Weinert, SC, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor
Purpose/Aims: The goal of this study is to develop a psychometrically sound instrument to evaluate health literacy about complementary and alternative therapy (CAM). The specific aims are to: a) develop a measure of CAM health literacy with a focus on biologically based products, and b) conduct initial psychometric evaluation of the instrument. The new instrument will focus on older rural residents who may be or are self-medicating a chronic health condition that has been defined within the allopathic framework. Background: For today's health care consumers, adequate health literacy is necessary to understand and evaluate the volume of information regarding allopathic health care. It is perhaps even more important for evaluating CAM approaches, the use of which has grown exponentially. Individuals are less likely to receive professional instructions and advice for health care decision-making regarding CAM. Studies have found that often there is limited communication among consumers and providers about the vast array of therapies available for health promotion and illness treatment, thus the use of CAM therapies is often self determined. These products are less regulated or controlled by governmental agencies or allopathic providers, raising questions of quality and safety. The Institute of Medicine noted that there has been very little research on how American consumers obtain, understand, and evaluate information about CAM.  Methods: The methods will be based on DeVellis' guidelines for scale development. The research team has developed the MSU Conceptual Model of CAM Health Literacy which was refined and clarified with assistance from experts who critiqued the model.  Work on developing a pool of potential items for the instrument will commence in winter and spring 2009. The remaining steps in the scale development process will involve reviewing items by experts and consumers followed by revision, administering the preliminary instrument to a development sample by telephone interview, followed by exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, evaluation, and revision of the instrument. A validation assessment will be conducted with a separate sample after constituting the nearly final instrument. Results: The proposed study will contribute to the research team's program of research by providing a measure of CAM health literacy for use with older rural dwellers with chronic health conditions. Data from this study, together with results of the team?s prior work will contribute to the development of an educational intervention for individuals in this population. It is anticipated that this instrument can be adapted to assess health literacy in other self care decision-making situations with individuals with chronic health conditions. Implications: The proposed study will contribute to a fuller understanding of health literacy as it relates to CAM.  Informed use of CAM can increase health and illness management options and encourage well-reasoned decision-making regarding self care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring CAM Health Literacyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157628-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measuring CAM Health Literacy</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shreffler-Grant, Jean, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Montana State University, College of Nursing, Missoula Campus</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT, 59812, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">406-243-2540</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jeansh@montana.edu, chr2741@blackfoot.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bette Ide, PhD, RN, Professor; Elizabeth G. Nichols, DNS, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor; Clarann Weinert, SC, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose/Aims:&nbsp;The goal of this study is to develop a psychometrically sound instrument to evaluate health literacy about complementary and alternative therapy (CAM). The specific aims are to: a) develop a measure of CAM health literacy with a focus on biologically based products, and b) conduct initial psychometric evaluation of the instrument. The new instrument will focus on older rural residents who may be or are self-medicating a chronic health condition that has been defined within the allopathic framework. Background: For today's health care consumers, adequate health literacy is necessary to understand and evaluate the volume of information regarding allopathic health care. It is perhaps even more important for evaluating CAM approaches, the use of which has grown exponentially. Individuals are less likely to receive professional instructions and advice for health care decision-making regarding CAM. Studies have found that often there is limited communication among consumers and providers about the vast array of therapies available for health promotion and illness treatment, thus the use of CAM therapies is often self determined.&nbsp;These products are less regulated or controlled by governmental agencies or allopathic providers, raising questions of quality and safety. The Institute of Medicine noted that there has been very little research on how American consumers obtain, understand, and evaluate information about CAM.&nbsp; Methods: The methods will be based on DeVellis' guidelines for scale development. The research team has developed the MSU Conceptual Model of CAM Health Literacy which was refined and clarified with assistance from experts who critiqued the model.&nbsp; Work on developing a pool of potential items for the instrument will commence in winter and spring 2009. The remaining steps in the scale development process will involve reviewing items by experts and consumers followed by revision, administering the preliminary instrument to a development sample by telephone interview, followed by exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, evaluation, and revision of the instrument. A validation assessment will be conducted with a separate sample after constituting the nearly final instrument. Results: The proposed study will contribute to the research team's program of research by providing a measure of CAM health literacy for use with older rural dwellers with chronic health conditions. Data from this study, together with results of the team?s prior work will contribute to the development of an educational intervention for individuals in this population. It is anticipated that this instrument can be adapted to assess health literacy in other self care decision-making situations with individuals with chronic health conditions. Implications: The proposed study will contribute to a fuller understanding of health literacy as it relates to CAM. &nbsp;Informed use of CAM can increase health and illness management options and encourage well-reasoned decision-making regarding self care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:03:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:03:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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