Health literacy, information seeking, and trust in information in Haitians Journal Article


Authors: Lubetkin, E. I.; Zabor, E. C.; Isaac, K.; Brennessel, D.; Kemeny, M. M.; Hay, J. L.
Article Title: Health literacy, information seeking, and trust in information in Haitians
Abstract: To assess heath literacy, health information seeking, and trust in health-related information among Haitian immigrants seen in primary care. Methods: Health literacy was measured by the Brief Health Literacy Screen (BHLS); items on health information use were from the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey. Results: BHLS scores differed according to age, education, and survey language. Participants with lower levels of health literacy tended to be more likely to place “a lot” or “some” trust in family and friends and religious organizations and leaders as sources of information about health or medical topics. Conclusions: Constructing a culturally-tailored and appropriate intervention regarding health promotion requires understanding how the population accesses and conveys health information.
Keywords: adult; aged; aged, 80 and over; united states; questionnaires; multivariate analysis; new york; data analysis software; descriptive statistics; funding source; middle age; immigrants; trust; coefficient alpha; cross sectional studies; fisher's exact test; health knowledge; kruskal-wallis test; haiti; literacy; information retrieval -- haiti
Journal Title: American Journal of Health Behavior
Volume: 39
Issue: 3
ISSN: 1945-7359
Publisher: PNG Publications  
Date Published: 2015-05-01
Start Page: 441
End Page: 450
Language: English
ACCESSION: 2012911290
DOI: 10.5993/ajhb.39.3.16
PROVIDER: EBSCOhost
PUBMED: 25741688
PROVIDER: cin20
PMCID: PMC4496799
DOI/URL:
Notes: Accession Number: 2012911290 -- Entry Date: 20150306 -- Revision Date: 20150327 -- Publication Type: journal article; research; tables/charts -- Journal Subset: Blind Peer Reviewed; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Health Promotion/Education; Peer Reviewed; USA -- Special Interest: Psychiatry/Psychology -- Instrumentation: Brief Health Literacy Screen (BHLS) -- Grant Information: This research was supported by a grant from the National Cancer Institute #U54CA137788 City College of New York/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Partnership. -- NLM UID: 9602338 -- Source: cin20
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  1. Emily Craig Zabor
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  2. Jennifer L Hay
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