Journal article

Optimising Health Literacy and Access of Service Provision to Community Dwelling Older People with Diabetes Receiving Home Nursing Support

Dianne Goeman, Sue Conway, Ralph Norman, Jo Morley, Rona Weerasuriya, Richard H Osborne, Alison Beauchamp

JOURNAL OF DIABETES RESEARCH | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Background. Health literacy is the ability to access, understand, and use information and services for good health. Among people with chronic conditions, health literacy requirements for effective self-management are high. The Optimising Health Literacy and Access (Ophelia) study engaged diverse organisations in the codesign of interventions involving the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) needs assessment, followed by development and evaluation of interventions addressing identified needs. This study reports the process and outcomes of one of the nine organisations, the Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS). Methods. Participants were home nursing clients with diabetes. The intervention in..

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