International Handbook of Health Literacy (inbunden)
Inbunden (Hardback)
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Policy Press
Okan, Orkan (ed.), Bauer, Ullrich (ed.), Pinheiro, Paulo (ed.)
34 Tables, black and white; 28 Illustrations, black and white
244 x 173 x 48 mm
1476 g
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469:B&W 6.69 x 9.61 in or 244 x 170 mm (Pinched Crown) Case Laminate on White w/Matte Lam

International Handbook of Health Literacy

Research, Practice and Policy across the Life-Span

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2019-07-31
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. Health literacy addresses a range of social dimensions of health, including knowledge, navigation and communication, as well as individual and organizational skills for accessing, understanding, evaluating and using information. Particularly over the past decade, health literacy has globally become a major public health concern as an asset for promoting health, wellbeing and sustainable development. This comprehensive handbook provides an invaluable overview of current international thinking about health literacy, highlighting cutting edge research, policy and practice in the field. With a diverse team of contributors, the book addresses health literacy across the life-span and offers insights from different populations and settings. Providing a wide range of major findings, the book outlines current discourse in the field and examines necessary future dialogues and new perspectives.
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As a field of study and practice we benefit from international thinking about health literacy as a public health priority. This book is a much needed resource for improving health literacy locally, regionally and globally. Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, International Health Literacy Association

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Orkan Okan is Scientist at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Literacy Research based in the Faculty of Educational Science at Bielefeld University, Germany, with interest in health literacy in children and adolescents. Ullrich Bauer is Professor of Socialisation Research and Head of the Centre for Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Literacy Research at Bielefeld University, Germany. Diane Levin-Zamir is the National Director - Department of Health Promotion in Clalit Health Services, Associate Professor at the University of Haifa, School of Public Health, Israel, and Co-convener of IUHPE Global Working Group on Health Literacy. Paulo Pinheiro is Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Educational Science, Bielefeld University, Germany. Kristine Srensen is Founding Director of the Global Health Literacy Academy. She is the first President of the International Health Literacy Association, Chair of Health Literacy Europe and Advisor to the WHO.


Introduction to the Book; Part 1: Research into health literacy - An overview of recent developments; Introduction to Part 1; The many facets of health literacy: Scoping the current research of theories, concepts, and models; 1. Defining health literacy: Exploring differences and commonalities ~ Kristine Srensen; 2. From Saranac Lake to Shanghai: A brief history of health literacy ~ Orkan Okan; 3. Health literacy of children and adolescents: Conceptual approaches and developmental considerations ~Janine Brder and Graca S. Carvalho; 4. The concept of mental health literacy ~ Anthony F. Jorm; Measuring health literacy: What, why and how?; 5. Measuring health literacy in adults: An overview and discussion of current tools ~ Andrew Pleasant, Caitlin Maish, Catina OLeary and Richard Carmona; 6. Measuring childrens health literacy: Current approaches and challenges ~ Torsten M. Bollweg and Orkan Okan; 7. Developing an instrument for measuring health literacy of adolescents: Lessons learned ~ Christiane Firnges, Olga Domanska and Susanne Jordan; 8. Measuring Health Literacy in Europe: Introducing the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q) ~ Jrgen Pelikan, Kristin Ganahl, Stephan van den Broucke and Kristine Srensen; Health literacy, health outcomes and health inequalities: Some empirical findings; 9. Health literacy and health disparities: A global perspective ~ Sarah Mantwill and Nicola Diviani; 10. Health literacy in later phases of life: Findings from Germany and other countries ~ Dominique Vogt, Doris Schaeffer and Eva-Maria Berens; 11. Critical health literacy for the marginalised: Empirical findings ~ Susie Sykes and Jane Wills; 12. Health literacy and chronic conditions: A life course perspective ~ Gillian Rowlands, Joanne Protheroe, Luis Saboga-Nunes, Stephan Van den Broucke, Diane Levin-Zamir, and Orkan Okan; 13. Health literacy research in the Nordic Countries ~ Kristine Srensen and Josefine Wangdahl; Part 2: Programmes and interventions to promote health literacy; Introduction to Part 2; An overview of interventions and programmes; 14. Improving health literacy in clinical and community populations ~ Don Nutbeam and Bronwyn McGill; Interventions and programmes for children and adolescents; 15. MEDIA PROTECT: A setting- and parent-targeted intervention for a healthy childhood in the digital age ~ Paula Bleckmann, Hanna Schwendemann, Simone Flaig, Lea Kuntz, Anja Stiller, Thomas Mle and Eva-Maria Bitzer; 16. Using photovoice as a participatory approach to promote youth health literacy ~ Paola Ardiles, Marlies Casteleijn, Charlene King and Kristine Srensen; 17. Mental health literacy for refugee youth: A cultural approach ~ E. Anne Marshall and Deborah L. Begoray; 18. Media health literacy, ehealth literacy and health behaviour across the lifespan: Current progress and future challenges ~ Diane Levin-Zamir and Isabella Bertschi; 19. School-based mental health literacy interventions ~ Kathryn Cairns and Alyssia Rossetto; 20. Health literacy interventions for children or adolescents: An overview and insights into practical applications ~ Andrew Pleasant, Kristen Haven Griffin, Caitlin Maish, Catina OLeary and Richard Carmona; Interventions and programmes for adults and older adults; 21. Health literacy interventions in the delivery of pharmaceutical care ~ Laura J. Sahm, Suzanne McCarthy and Sarah Marshall; 22. A stated preference discrete choice health literacy intervention framework for the control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa: A qualitative perspectives for sustainable development ~ Kenneth Yongabi Anchang and Theckla Kwangsa Mbunwe; 23. Occupational health literacy: Healthy decisions at work ~ Marie Birk Jrgensen and Anne Konring Larsen; 24. Mental health literacy interventions in adults ~ Anthony F. Jorm; 25. An empirical perspective on the concept of mental health literacy in the field of families with parental mental illness ~ Kathrin Schulze, Patricia Wahl, D