Health Literacy Among Migrants in the EU: A Collection of Best Available Interventions and Indirect Measures
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages: 1-5
Received: Aug. 25, 2017; Accepted: Sep. 20, 2017; Published: Nov. 21, 2017
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Tessa Naus, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
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Abstract
Migrants have lower health literacy (HL) levels compared with native-born. To reduce health inequalities, this research intends to achieve recommendations for a HL strategy for migrants. Additionally, it identifies indirect measures for HL. A literature review acquired existing interventions improving migrants’ HL, variables to measure HL indirectly and studies measuring these variables. Cancer screening and maternal mortality indirectly measure migrants’ HL deficiencies. Workshops, language courses, multicultural webpages, health educators, and migrant-friendly hospitals improve migrants’ HL. EU countries should develop comprehensive HL strategies to reduce health inequalities between migrants and native-born. However, there is a lack of evidence-based interventions.
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Health Literacy among Migrants in the EU: A Collection of Best Available Interventions and Indirect Measures
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Tessa Naus, Health Literacy Among Migrants in the EU: A Collection of Best Available Interventions and Indirect Measures, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20180601.11
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