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Development of a complex intervention to improve health literacy skills.

Austvoll-Dahlgren A, Danielsen S, Opheim E, Bjørndal A, Reinar LM, Flottorp S, Oxman AD, Helseth S - Health Info Libr J (2013)

Bottom Line: The web portal targeted the general public and took the form of structured sets of tools.The web portal was designed in a systematic and transparent way and address key barriers to obtaining and acting upon reliable health information.The web portal provides open access to the tools and can be used independently by health care users, or during consultations with health professionals.

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Affiliation: Prevention, Health Promotion and Organisation Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway.

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A multi-dimensional model of health literacy by Zarcadoolas et al.
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fig02: A multi-dimensional model of health literacy by Zarcadoolas et al.

Mentions: Our overall goal when initiating this project was to develop an intervention with the potential to improve users' health literacy skills related to their ability to obtain health information within the conceptual framework of health literacy. What health literacy skills really entail has been defined in many different ways.5,12,22,23 In our study, we used the multi-dimensional model formulated by Zarcadoolas et al.,5 which contains four central domains: fundamental literacy (reading, writing, speaking and working with numbers), science literacy (understanding and using science and technology), civic literacy (skills and abilities that enables awareness, participation and involvement) and cultural literacy (skills and abilities to recognise, understand and use of (others') beliefs, customs, worldviews and social identities). This model provided us with an explicit framework for understanding and operationalising health literacy in our intervention (see Figure2).


Development of a complex intervention to improve health literacy skills.

Austvoll-Dahlgren A, Danielsen S, Opheim E, Bjørndal A, Reinar LM, Flottorp S, Oxman AD, Helseth S - Health Info Libr J (2013)

A multi-dimensional model of health literacy by Zarcadoolas et al.
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fig02: A multi-dimensional model of health literacy by Zarcadoolas et al.
Mentions: Our overall goal when initiating this project was to develop an intervention with the potential to improve users' health literacy skills related to their ability to obtain health information within the conceptual framework of health literacy. What health literacy skills really entail has been defined in many different ways.5,12,22,23 In our study, we used the multi-dimensional model formulated by Zarcadoolas et al.,5 which contains four central domains: fundamental literacy (reading, writing, speaking and working with numbers), science literacy (understanding and using science and technology), civic literacy (skills and abilities that enables awareness, participation and involvement) and cultural literacy (skills and abilities to recognise, understand and use of (others') beliefs, customs, worldviews and social identities). This model provided us with an explicit framework for understanding and operationalising health literacy in our intervention (see Figure2).

Bottom Line: The web portal targeted the general public and took the form of structured sets of tools.The web portal was designed in a systematic and transparent way and address key barriers to obtaining and acting upon reliable health information.The web portal provides open access to the tools and can be used independently by health care users, or during consultations with health professionals.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Prevention, Health Promotion and Organisation Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway.

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