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Developing and pilot testing a comprehensive health literacy communication training for health professionals in three European countries

Overview of attention for article published in Patient Education & Counseling, January 2018
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Title
Developing and pilot testing a comprehensive health literacy communication training for health professionals in three European countries
Published in
Patient Education & Counseling, January 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2017.07.017
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Authors

Marise S. Kaper, Jane Sixsmith, Jaap A.R. Koot, Louise B. Meijering, Sacha van Twillert, Cinzia Giammarchi, Roberta Bevilacqua, Margaret M. Barry, Priscilla Doyle, Sijmen A. Reijneveld, Andrea F. de Winter

Abstract

Skills to address different health literacy problems are lacking among health professionals. We sought to develop and pilot test a comprehensive health literacy communication training for various health professionals in Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands. Thirty health professionals participated in the study. A literature review focused on evidence-informed training-components. Focus group discussions (FGDs) explored perspectives from seventeen professionals on a prototype-program, and feedback from thirteen professionals following pilot-training. Pre-post questionnaires assessed self-rated health literacy communication skills. The literature review yielded five training-components to address functional, interactive and critical health literacy: health literacy education, gathering and providing information, shared decision-making, enabling self-management, and supporting behaviour change. In FGDs, professionals endorsed the prototype-program and reported that the pilot-training increased knowledge and patient-centred communication skills in addressing health literacy, as shown by self-rated pre-post questionnaires. A comprehensive training for health professionals in three European countries enhances perceived skills to address functional, interactive and critical health literacy. This training has potential for wider application in education and practice in Europe.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 62 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 10%
Other 5 8%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 9 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 16 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 26%
Social Sciences 8 13%
Psychology 4 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 2 3%
Unknown 15 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 October 2018.
All research outputs
#1,518,094
of 13,615,090 outputs
Outputs from Patient Education & Counseling
#321
of 2,656 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#45,978
of 265,714 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Patient Education & Counseling
#19
of 71 outputs
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