Perceptions of responsibility for health literacy among health professionals and consumers

Ostini, Remo and Ostini, Jenny and Argall, Rosemary (2016) Perceptions of responsibility for health literacy among health professionals and consumers. In: 14th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine: Behavioral Medicine: Making an Impact in the Modern World (ICBM 2016), 7-10 Dec 2016, Melbourne, Australia.

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Health literacy describes the capacity of people to manage their health needs by obtaining, understanding and using health information. Structured interviews were conducted with health care consumers and providers to identify their views on where responsibility for health literacy lies. Patients, doctors, other health professionals, society/government, and parents were all suggested as having responsibility for health literacy. Patients overwhelmingly ascribe responsibility to themselves while health professionals doubt patient capacity to meet the responsibility. Differences in the attribution of agency for health literacy have implications for health outcomes.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Poster. No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit. Abstract only published in International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 05:59
Last Modified: 30 May 2017 01:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: health literacy, health outcomes, health responsibility, qualitative research, interviews, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, general public
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200101 Communication Studies
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920401 Behaviour and Health
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s12529-016-9586-3

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