RESEARCH

2016

Presentations at the 2016 Health Literacy Annual Research Conference

A qualitative study of health literacy and chronic illness self-management in Spanish and English-speaking older adults in South Florida

In our ongoing studies of health literacy and ways to address the problems low health literacy causes, we are currently investigating how health literacy affects older persons with chronic illnesses. We presented a poster on results of interviews with both English and Spanish-speaking patients with chronic illnesses and health care providers and their implications for health literacy interventions. The poster can be downloaded here: Qualitative study of health and chronic disease management (26 downloads) .

Relation of health literacy to mood, sleep, and quality of life

Our group continues to be interested in how health literacy, health, and health-related quality of life are related. In the study presented in this poster, we evaluated the impact of health literacy on quality of life as mediated by mood and sleep. Since persons with low health literacy have higher levels of depressive symptoms, those symptoms are related to sleep, and sleep is related to a variety of health outcomes, this may be an important pathway illuminating the mechanism of the association of health literacy and health. The poster can be downloaded here. Relation of health literacy to mood, sleep, and quality of life (30 downloads) .

Is there a correlation between health literacy and costs of care for diabetes and hypertension?

Among the many potential implications of health literacy for the healthcare system, a key economic aspect has been that those with lower levels of health literacy may incur higher levels of healthcare costs. In the study reported in this poster, we looked at healthcare costs for diabetes and hypertension in individuals with various levels of health literacy. This poster can be downloaded here:  Is there a correlation between health literacy and costs of care for diabetes and hypertension? (29 downloads) .

2015

FLIGHT/VIDAS User Manual

The final User Manual for FLIGHT/VIDAS was published in October 2015. It summarizes research on FLIGHT/VIDAS, presents information on its reliability and validity based on the final sample of almost 500, and presents new information. New in the manual is information on the 20-item paper and pencil scale and the 10-item screener. The manual also presents age group norms with T scores. The manual is available by request by completing the form on our “Getting FLIGHT/VIDAS” page (click link here) and can be downloaded on the downloads page (click here).

If you would like a copy of the manual and are not in North America, the Manual is available on Amazon UK and Europe for a fee (Amazon won’t less us give it away without charge, sorry).

Presentation at the 2015 Health Literacy Annual Research Conference

Engaging patients by matching health literacy ability to intervention strategies

As part of a panel moderated by Dr. Ownby, he presented data on using FLIGHT/VIDAS to define patients’ qualitative health literacy level and using that information to match information presentation to their level of health literacy. Download the slides here. HARC 2015 (103 downloads) .

Presentation at the October 2015 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare

Health literacy mediates the relation between health conditions, depression, and quality of life via control beliefs

Many researchers have suggested that health literacy mediates the relation between a number of health variables and outcomes. In the analyses reported here, we looked at a possible mechanism. Results suggest that people with higher levels of health literacy may feel more in control of their health care, and that those who feel more in control report lower levels of depressed mood and better quality of life. Download the slides here. ICCH 2015 presentation (112 downloads) .

Paper: Health literacy and informed consent

Health literacy predicts participant understanding of orally-presented informed consent information

This paper presents analyses of the extent to which FLIGHT/VIDAS participants’ levels of health literacy were related to their ability to understand informed consent information presented in a video simulation. It appeared in Clinical Research and Trials and can be downloaded here (free full text).

2014

Invited panel at the 2014 Health Literacy Annual Research Conference

Advancing the impact of health literacy research: Enhancing the usefulness of established and new measures of health literacy

We discussed health literacy assessment with FLIGHT/VIDAS and other measures at an invited panel at the 2014 Health Literacy Annual Research Conference. The presentations are available on the HARC website (click here to go to the HARC 2014 agenda page where the presentations can be downloaded). See “Invited Panel B” at 3:00 PM on Monday, the first day of the conference.

Presentations at the October 2014 Research and Teaching Forum of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare

Relation of scores on health literacy measures to self-reported difficulty in understanding written health information

This presentation looks at FLIGHT/VIDAS participants’ report of their own level of health literacy and how that is related to their performance on health literacy measures, including the TOFHLA, REALM, and SAHLSA as well as FLIGHT/VIDAS. It also presents data on standard cutoff scores and how they relate to self-report of difficulty understanding written information. Download the slides here. Relation HL measures to self-reported difficulties AACH 2014 (204 downloads) .

The Abilities-Skills-Knowledge (ASK) model in Spanish language dominant Hispanics in South Florida

This poster presentation can be downloaded here. ASK Model in South Florida Hispanics AACH 2014 (198 downloads) .

Paper: Quality of life, health status, health service utilization and health literacy in FLIGHT/VIDAS

Quality of life, health status, and health service utilization related to a new measure of health literacy: FLIGHT/VIDAS

This paper was invited after positive audience reviews of a related presentation at the 2013 presentation at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. The final paper can be found here. (Subscription required).

Paper: The abilities, skills, and knowledge (ASK) model of health literacy

Abilities, Skills and Knowledge in measures of health literacy

A preprint of this paper (published in Patient Education and Counseling) on the abilities, skills, and knowledge model of health literacy can be downloaded here. Abilities, Skills, and Knowledge in Health Literacy (225 downloads) . The final paper in Patient Education and Counseling can be found here. (Subscription required).

2013

Presentation at the 2013 International Conference on Communication in Healthcare:

The role of abilities, skills, and knowledge in health literacy: The ASK model

Powerpoint presentation can be downloaded here: ASK Model ICCH 2013 (219 downloads)

2012

Posters presented at the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (Chicago, 2012):

Validity and utility of an interactive health literacy assessment.

Poster can be downloaded here: Validity and utility of a multimedia health literacy (200 downloads) .

This video was presented at the conference as an introduction to this poster:

Knowledge, abilities, and skills as predictors of behavior in an interactive consumer health informatics intervention.

Poster can be downloaded here: Knowledge, abilities, and skills as predictors (201 downloads) .
This video was presented at the conference as an introduction to this poster:

 

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