Development of a complex intervention to improve health literacy skills.
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.
Affiliation: Prevention, Health Promotion and Organisation Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway.Show MeSH
Mentions: We presented the content in an easily accessible and structured way organised around the three sets of tools ‘improving critical skills’, ‘enabling exchange of health information’ and ‘improved access to reliable research-based sources of health information’ as points of departure (see Figure3). In this way, users have the option of quickly locating the tool or information they need, such as, for example, help to find information on how to prevent the common cold. This approach does not force users to view the information in a certain specific or prescriptive way when accessing the portal, tools or databases, and allows them to choose what they want to read and when.
Affiliation: Prevention, Health Promotion and Organisation Unit, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway.