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People with intellectual disabilities (IDs) constitute a high-risk group in relation to several diseases. Promoting their health literacy (HL) could be highly beneficial in the management of health information and making informed decisions. However, there are varying ranges of cognitive, communication and literacy levels in people with IDs. According to our literature review, a HL concept for this target group has not been adequately conceptualized. Methods: To increase knowledge about the target group, adapted HL results from three innovative (research) projects are presented.
10.06.2020
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Promoting health literacy in early life is regarded as an important means of sustaining health literacy and health over the life course. However, little evidence is available on children's health literacy, partly due to a scarcity of suitable measurement tools. Although there are 18 tools to measure specific items of health literacy for people younger than age 13 years, there is a lack of comparable, valid, and age-appropriate measures of generic health literacy.
29.05.2020
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Health literacy concerns the ability of citizens to meet the complex demands of health in modern society. Data on the distribution of health literacy in general populations and how health literacy impacts health behavior and general health remains scarce. The present study aims to investigate the prevalence of health literacy levels and associations of health literacy with socioeconomic position, health risk behavior, and health status at a population level.
04.05.2020
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Die große Mehrheit der Bevölkerung in Deutschland fühlt sich über die Corona-Pandemie gut oder sogar sehr gut informiert. Das ergibt eine repräsentative Befragung die im Auftrag des Interdisziplinären Zentrums für Gesundheitskompetenzforschung der Universität Bielefeld und des Department of Public Health and Education der Hertie School of Governance in Berlin vom Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach durchgeführt wurde. Das Forschungsteam bestehend aus Doris Schaeffer, Ullrich Bauer, Klaus Hurrelmann, Eva-Maria Berens und Steffen De Sombre und Orkan Okan betont anlässlich der Veröffentlichung der Ergebnisse: „Diese müssten vor dem Hintergrund betrachtet werden, dass Informationen zum Coronavirus den Lebensalltag gegenwärtig sozial und digital vollumfänglich durchdringen und eine hohe Alltagsrelevanz besitzen. Gesundheitskompetenz in der Corona-Krise darf daher nicht vernachlässigt werden, denn Informationen sind allgegenwärtig.
21.04.2020