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Health literacy – engaging the community in the co-creation of meaningful health navigation services: a study protocol

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, June 2018
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Title
Health literacy – engaging the community in the co-creation of meaningful health navigation services: a study protocol
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, June 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12913-018-3315-3
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Authors

Christine Loignon, Sophie Dupéré, Martin Fortin, Vivian R. Ramsden, Karoline Truchon

Abstract

A large proportion of patients encounter barriers to access and navigation in complex healthcare systems. They are unable to obtain information and services and to take appropriate action to improve their health. Low health literacy affects the ability of individuals to benefit from health services. Some social groups are disproportionately affected by low health literacy, including those with low educational attainment, Aboriginal people, and those on social assistance. These individuals face significant barriers in self-management of chronic diseases and in navigating the healthcare system. For these people, living in a context of deprivation contributes to maintaining disparities in access to healthcare and services. The objective of this study is to support knowledge co-construction and knowledge translation in primary care and services by involving underserved and Aboriginal people in research. This study will integrate participatory health processes and action research to co-create, with patients, individuals, and community members impacted by health literacy, practical recommendations or solutions for facilitating navigation of the healthcare system by patients, individuals, and community members with less than optimal health literacy on how to best access health services. With this approach, academics and those for whom the research is intended will collaborate closely in all stages of the research to identify findings of immediate benefit to those impacted by health literacy and work together on knowledge translation. This study, carried out by researchers, community organizations and groups of people with low health literacy from three different regions of Quebec and Saskatchewan who can play an expert role in improving health services, will be conducted in three phases: 1) data collection; 2) data analysis and interpretation; and, 3) knowledge translation. Persons with low health literacy experience major obstacles in navigating the health system. This project will therefore contribute to addressing the gap between healthcare challenges and the needs of underserved patients with multi-morbidity and/or low health literacy who have complex health-related needs. It will pave the way for co-creating successful solutions for and with these communities that will increase their access to health services.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 19%
Unspecified 5 16%
Other 5 16%
Researcher 4 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 10%
Other 8 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 9 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 13%
Social Sciences 3 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 6%
Other 5 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 06 September 2018.
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#2,334,160
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Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#1,057
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#69,126
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#1
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