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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159652
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Health Literacy, Health Information and Adherence among Vulnerable Populations
Abstract:
Health Literacy, Health Information and Adherence among Vulnerable Populations
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2002
Author:Pascucci, Mary
P.I. Institution Name:University of Oklahoma
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, PO Box 26901, Oklahoma City, OK, 73117, USA
Contact Telephone:918.660.3952
The objectives of this project are to: 1)describe the health literacy of vulnerable populations; 2) examine the difference in knowledge and use of health information resources among individuals with adequate, marginal, and inadequate levels of health literacy; and 3) examine the impact of health literacy on service use patterns, adherence and quality of life among vulnerable populations. Access to health information is critical in improving the health of the underserved. Preliminary evidence suggests that access to health information can improve knowledge and attitudes, enhance emotional well-being, and reduce use of health care services without adversely affecting health. The proposed project used a descriptive correlational design. The sample included VAMC (Veteran Affairs Medical Center) clients in Oklahoma recruited from the clinics and rehabilitation settings. Health Literacy was measured using the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults(TOFHLA). Health Information Preferences, Adherence, and Service Use Patterns were collected by self-report and compared to the medical record. Quality of Life was measured using the Quality of Life Index (QLI). Demographic and service use data will be reported descriptively. Analysis of variance will be used to examine differences in adherence rates, number of services used, and quality of life by level of health literacy (adequate, marginal, and inadequate).
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth Literacy, Health Information and Adherence among Vulnerable Populationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159652-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health Literacy, Health Information and Adherence among Vulnerable Populations</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2002</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pascucci, Mary</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Oklahoma</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, PO Box 26901, Oklahoma City, OK, 73117, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">918.660.3952</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The objectives of this project are to: 1)describe the health literacy of vulnerable populations; 2) examine the difference in knowledge and use of health information resources among individuals with adequate, marginal, and inadequate levels of health literacy; and 3) examine the impact of health literacy on service use patterns, adherence and quality of life among vulnerable populations. Access to health information is critical in improving the health of the underserved. Preliminary evidence suggests that access to health information can improve knowledge and attitudes, enhance emotional well-being, and reduce use of health care services without adversely affecting health. The proposed project used a descriptive correlational design. The sample included VAMC (Veteran Affairs Medical Center) clients in Oklahoma recruited from the clinics and rehabilitation settings. Health Literacy was measured using the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults(TOFHLA). Health Information Preferences, Adherence, and Service Use Patterns were collected by self-report and compared to the medical record. Quality of Life was measured using the Quality of Life Index (QLI). Demographic and service use data will be reported descriptively. Analysis of variance will be used to examine differences in adherence rates, number of services used, and quality of life by level of health literacy (adequate, marginal, and inadequate).</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:12:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:12:40Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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