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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161685
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Functional health literacy among veterans in an urban primary care clinic
Abstract:
Functional health literacy among veterans in an urban primary care clinic
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Artinian, Nancy, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 144 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Contact Telephone:313.577.4143
Basic skills in reading and numercy are essential in primary care settings where patient participation in their health care is critical for success. According to self-care theory, the ability to acquire technical knowledge is foundational to successfully performing self-care actions. The purpose of this study is to describe the level of functional health literacy in a sample of veterans from an urban primary care clinic. The following questions will be addressed: What is the level of ability to read passages of health care information commonly provided in a primary care clinic? What is the level of ability to read and understand numbers as commonly seen on medication prescriptions? and What characteristics differentiate patients with adequate, marginal and inadequate literacy levels? A convenience sample of 100 veterans over the age of 18 years are being recruited from one of five primary care clinics within a Midwestern veterans hospital. All patients are completing the TOFHLA, a reliable and valid questionnaire designed to measure reading comprehension and numercy. Descriptive statistics and ANOVA will be used to analyze the data. Results of this study will serve as the basis for designing and testing patient education materials that are suitable for veterans seeking primary care.
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.titleFunctional health literacy among veterans in an urban primary care clinicen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161685-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Functional health literacy among veterans in an urban primary care clinic</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Artinian, Nancy, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</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">College of Nursing, 144 Cohn, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">313.577.4143</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">n.artinian@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Basic skills in reading and numercy are essential in primary care settings where patient participation in their health care is critical for success. According to self-care theory, the ability to acquire technical knowledge is foundational to successfully performing self-care actions. The purpose of this study is to describe the level of functional health literacy in a sample of veterans from an urban primary care clinic. The following questions will be addressed: What is the level of ability to read passages of health care information commonly provided in a primary care clinic? What is the level of ability to read and understand numbers as commonly seen on medication prescriptions? and What characteristics differentiate patients with adequate, marginal and inadequate literacy levels? A convenience sample of 100 veterans over the age of 18 years are being recruited from one of five primary care clinics within a Midwestern veterans hospital. All patients are completing the TOFHLA, a reliable and valid questionnaire designed to measure reading comprehension and numercy. Descriptive statistics and ANOVA will be used to analyze the data. Results of this study will serve as the basis for designing and testing patient education materials that are suitable for veterans seeking primary care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:25:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:25:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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