Relationships between health literacy, acculturation, social support, and diabetes-related knowledge among latino adults with type 2 diabetes and informal caregivers with a family history of type 2 diabetes. Most acculturation scales, or indicators used thus far with latinos, fail to capture individuals who are bicultural this is a major knowledge gap because individuals who can function well in both the latino and the european american worlds are perhaps the most likely to have positive economic and health outcomes. Little is known about the relationship among acculturation, literacy, and health skills in latino caregivers of young children latino caregivers of children acculturation (sash), functional health literacy (stofhla), numeracy (wrat-3) and health-related skills (phlat spanish.
The relationship among acculturation, health literacy, and illness perceptions of hypertension among hispanic adults was examined there were significant weak to moderate relationships among acculturation, health literacy, and several illness perceptions. Purpose: to determine sources of health information of latinos and assess associations with acculturation level, functional health literacy and demographics. Although research on acculturation and its effects on latino health continue to grow, there is a dearth of knowledge on how acculturation levels shape health literacy health literacy is an important aspect of health to consider with the latino population because a number of studies have found that. Drawing upon the literature on hispanic health in other clinical contexts, we suggest several possible interpersonal and patient-centered factors that may influence the progression of ckd among hispanics: health literacy, acculturation, and social support.
Effective health communication is as important to health care as clinical skill to improve individual health and build healthy communities, health care providers need to recognize and address the unique culture, language and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities. The health literacy annual research conference is an interdisciplinary meeting for investigators dedicated to health literacy research it is an opportunity to advance the field of health literacy, a method to raise the quality of our research, and a venue for professional development. Abstract little is known about the relationship among acculturation, literacy, and health skills in latino caregivers of young children latino caregivers of children acculturation (sash), functional health literacy (stofhla), numeracy (wrat-3) and health-related skills (phlat spanish. Many latino females, at least publically, are expected to manifest respect and even submission to their husbands, though this compliance varies by individual and is affected by acculturation in the us women follow the ideal of marianismo which refers to the high value latino women place on being dedicated, loving and supportive wives and mothers. National assessment of adult literacy older adults have documented health literacy problems the 2003 national assessment of adult literacy included the first-ever national assessment of health literacy, which found that adults age 65 and older have lower health literacy scores than all other age groups surveyed.
Health information seeking behaviors and preferences among latino immigrants: the role of acculturation and functional health literacy liliana rojas-guyler, denise h britigan, keith a king. Research assessment: latino health literacy and acculturation introduction: the primary focus of the study by britigan et al (2009), entitled a qualitative study examining latino functional health literacy levels and sources of health information, is designed to measure the degree to which selected latino populations have access to and utilize. The following is a select list of databases that can be used to find journal literature on topics related to the health of hispanic / latino population in the united states additional databases are available from the medical center library's databases and e-journals pages.
Health: hispanic health is often shaped by factors such as language/cultural barriers, lack of access to preventive care, and the lack of health insurance the centers for disease control and prevention has cited some of the leading causes of illness and death among hispanics, which include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries. Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions 1 health literacy is dependent on individual and systemic factors. Several literature reviews on hispanic and latino/latina health have been conducted in the past most consist of cross-sectional or qualitative studies focusing separately on acculturation, health disparities, risk behaviors, specific health conditions, and access to health care.
The hispanic health and nutrition examination survey (hispanic hanes), which was conducted between 1982 and 1984, was the first population-based health survey of us hispanics of mexican, puerto rican, and cuban origin conducted in the 3 main geographical regions of the country with large hispanic populations27 the hispanic hanes revealed that. Narrative review progression of ckd in hispanics: potential roles of health literacy, acculturation, and social support claudia m lora, md,1,2 elisa j gordon, phd.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among acculturation, health literacy, and illness perceptions of hypertension among hispanics design: a cross-sectional correlational design was used, including 144 hispanic adults with a self-reported diagnosis of hypertension. Although research on acculturation and its effects on latino health continue to grow, there is a dearth of knowledge on how acculturation levels shape health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions (michael k paasche-orlow, 2010), the word health literacy first appeared in 1974 in a paper which calls for education standards for all grade.