Previous health literacy research has often focused on individual functional health literacy, ignoring the cultural contexts through which many people experience health care. We aimed to explore the nature of maternal health literacy among ethnic minority women in a low-resource setting in Vietnam.
Factors for supporting primary care physician engagement with patient apps for type 2 diabetes self-management that link to primary care: interview study – Julie Ayre et al
The health burden of type 2 diabetes can be mitigated by engaging patients in two key aspects of diabetes care: self-management and regular contact with health professionals. There is a clear benefit to integrating these aspects of care into a single clinical tool, and as [...]
Randomised trial of planning tools to reduce unhealthy snacking: implications for health literacy – Julie Ayre et al
Guidance to address health literacy often focuses on health education rather than tools to facilitate action, despite action being important for self-management. This study evaluated an online intervention informed by health literate design principles and behaviour change theory to reduce unhealthy snacking.
Health-related quality of life after diagnosis and treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer and association with type of surgical treatment – Brooke Nickel et al
Concerns around possible overdiagnosis and overtreatment of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) have been raised. Issues concerning health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after diagnosis and treatment of DTC are understudied in this patient group.
Discussions about evidence and preferences in real-life general practice consultations with older patients – Danielle Muscat et al
To explore how decisions are made in real-life general practice consultations with older patients (65+ years), and examine how general practitioners (GPs) communicate risk and benefit information and evidence, and integrate patient preferences.
Beyond dialysis decisions: a qualitative exploration of decision-making among culturally and linguistically diverse adults with chronic kidney disease on haemodialysis – Danielle Muscat et al
To date, limited research has been dedicated to exploring the experience of decision-making for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who have initiated dialysis and have to make decisions in the context of managing multiple illnesses. Evidence about the experience of decision-making for minority or disadvantaged [...]
Effect of two behavioural ‘nudging’ interventions on management decisions for low back pain: a randomised vignette-based study in general practitioners – Jason Soon et al
'Nudges' are subtle cognitive cues thought to influence behaviour. We investigated whether embedding nudges in a general practitioner (GP) clinical decision support display can reduce low-value management decisions.
Increasingly, health professionals are recognising that parents are using the internet and social media to become informed medical consumers about their children's health. Less is known about how adolescents use digital technologies to become informed about their own health, which may involve benefits and risks.
A stepped wedge cluster randomised trial of nurse-delivered Teach-Back in a consumer telehealth service – Suzanne Morony et al
To evaluate the impact of Teach-Back on communication quality in a national telephone-based telehealth service, for callers varying in health literacy.
Listening to both sides: a qualitative comparison between patients with hepatitis C and their healthcare professionals’ perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to hepatitis C treatment adherence and completion – Victoria Sublette et al
This qualitative study compares and contrasts the perspectives of healthcare professionals who treat hepatitis C with those of patients in treatment. Comparative analysis of semi-structured interviews with 20 healthcare professionals and 20 patients undergoing treatment for hepatitis C concluded that patients and healthcare professionals disagreed [...]