The Relation Between Caregivers' Multiliterate Reading Habits and Their Children's Oral Health Status
by Divya S Parthasarathy, Susan M Bridges, Colman PJ McGrath, Terry KF Au, Hai Ming Wong, Cynthia KY Yiu
(Published on 18 Sep 2014)
Background: Caregivers’ oral health literacy (OHL) assessment results have been found to be related to their children’s oral health status. A further aspect of this relationship may be the role of caregivers’ reading habits. Objective: Our goal was to describe the relationship between caregivers’ multimodal (digital and print) and multilingual (English and Chinese) reading habits, their OHL, and their child’s oral health status in Hong Kong. Methods: A random sample of 301 child-caregiver dyads was recruited from kindergartens in Hong Kong. Data included sociodemographic information and caregivers’ self-reported digital print and reading habits across two languages (Chinese and English). Caregivers’ OHL levels were assessed by two locally...
Web Search Behavior and Information Needs of People With Multiple Sclerosis: Focus Group Study and Analysis of Online Postings
by Cinzia Colombo, Paola Mosconi, Paolo Confalonieri, Isabella Baroni, Silvia Traversa, Sophie J Hill, Anneliese J Synnot, Nadia Oprandi, Graziella Filippini
(Published on 24 Jul 2014)
Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and their family members increasingly seek health information on the Internet. There has been little exploration of how MS patients integrate health information with their needs, preferences, and values for decision making. The INtegrating and Deriving Evidence, Experiences, and Preferences (IN-DEEP) project is a collaboration between Italian and Australian researchers and MS patients, aimed to make high-quality evidence accessible and meaningful to MS patients and families, developing a Web-based resource of evidence-based information starting from their information needs. Objective: The objective of this study was to analyze MS patients and their family members’ experience about the Web-based health information, to evaluate how they asses...
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