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Health literacy – improving accessibility of accurate health information  October is Health Literacy Awareness month, an opportunity to boost awareness of the millions of people worldwide who have problems reading, understanding and acting upon health information. Health literacy is more than just how health information is written, it is the confidence to use accurate... search all news

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Coronavirus-related health literacy: a cross-sectional study in adults during the COVID-19 infodemic in Germany. There is an "infodemic" associated with the COVID-19 pandemic-an overabundance of valid and invalid information. Health literacy is the ability to access, understand, appraise, and apply health information, making it crucial for navigating coronavirus and COVID-19 information environments. A...

COVID-19 patient education and consumer health information resources and services. The health information needs of providers, patients, and consumers are continually evolving in response to the spread of COVID-19. Information professionals play key roles in counteracting the associated dangerous impact of misinformation, the digital divide, low health literacy, and information...

Low COVID-19-related practice increases the risk of poor health literacy in international students. Background: Health literacy (HL) is the ability to access, understand, appraise, and apply health information, making it crucial for navigating coronavirus and COVID-19 information environments. The objective of this study was to determine the health literacy of international students who could not...

Preventing the next pandemic: zoonotic diseases and how to break the chain of transmission. This report focuses specifically on the environmental side of the zoonotic dimension of disease outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. It tries to fill a critical knowledge gap and provide policymakers with a better understanding of the context and nature of potential future zoonotic disease...

Association of individual health literacy with preventive behaviours and family well-being during COVID-19 pandemic: mediating role of family information sharing. Objective: We tested a model of individual health literacy information sharing with family members, personal preventive behaviours and family well-being during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Hong Kong. Methods: We analysed data of 1501 randomly selected Chinese adults from a...

Adolescents' health literacy, health protective measures, and health-related quality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Purpose: First, to describe adolescents' health information sources and knowledge, health literacy (HL), health protective measures, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) during the initial phase of the Covid-19 pandemic in Norway. Second, to investigate the association between HL and the...


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