Evaluation of a web portal for improving public access to evidence-based health information and health literacy skills: a pragmatic trial.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10143/291136
Title:
Evaluation of a web portal for improving public access to evidence-based health information and health literacy skills: a pragmatic trial.
Authors:
Austvoll-Dahlgren, Astrid; Bjørndal, Arild; Odgaard-Jensen, Jan; Helseth, Sølvi
Citation:
PloS one 2012, 7 (5):e37715
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http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0037715

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dc.contributor.authorAustvoll-Dahlgren, Astriden_GB
dc.contributor.authorBjørndal, Arilden_GB
dc.contributor.authorOdgaard-Jensen, Janen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHelseth, Sølvien_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-15T11:47:36Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-15T11:47:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationPloS one 2012, 7 (5):e37715en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203-
dc.identifier.pmid22701531-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0037715-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/291136-
dc.description.abstractUsing the conceptual framework of shared decision-making and evidence-based practice, a web portal was developed to serve as a generic (non disease-specific) tailored intervention to improve the lay public's health literacy skills.en_GB
dc.description.abstractTo evaluate the effects of the web portal compared to no intervention in a real-life setting.en_GB
dc.description.abstractA pragmatic randomised controlled parallel trial using simple randomisation of 96 parents who had children aged <4 years. Parents were allocated to receive either access to the portal or no intervention, and assigned three tasks to perform over a three-week period. These included a searching task, a critical appraisal task, and reporting on perceptions about participation. Data were collected from March through June 2011.en_GB
dc.description.abstractUse of the web portal was found to improve attitudes towards searching for health information. This variable was identified as the most important predictor of intention to search in both samples. Participants considered the web portal to have good usability, usefulness, and credibility. The intervention group showed slight increases in the use of evidence-based information, critical appraisal skills, and participation compared to the group receiving no intervention, but these differences were not statistically significant.en_GB
dc.description.abstractDespite the fact that the study was underpowered, we found that the web portal may have a positive effect on attitudes towards searching for health information. Furthermore, participants considered the web portal to be a relevant tool. It is important to continue experimenting with web-based resources in order to increase user participation in health care decision-making.en_GB
dc.description.abstractClinicalTrials.gov NCT01266798.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0037715en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PloS oneen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHealth Literacyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInterneten_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.titleEvaluation of a web portal for improving public access to evidence-based health information and health literacy skills: a pragmatic trial.en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentFaculty of Health Sciences, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway. Astrid.austvoll-dahlgren@nokc.noen_GB
dc.identifier.journalPloS oneen_GB
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