Denise Britigan

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The purpose of this study was to determine the health information sources used by Latinos in southwest Ohio, identify individual Latino residents’ functional health literacy levels, and identify any access barriers to those sources of health information. Results show almost two-thirds had low acculturation levels to US culture. Overall, the major source of(More)
Health knowledge and behavior can be shaped by the extent to which individuals have access to reliable and understandable health information. Based on data from a population-based telephone survey of 1,503 respondents of ages 18 years and older living in Douglas County, Nebraska, in 2013, this study assesses disparities in health information access and(More)
PURPOSE To examine differences in visual impairment between immigrants and natives in the United States (US). DESIGN This is a cross-sectional study of clinical vision examination data from the 2003-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHODS Analyses compare myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and visual acuity between noncitizens,(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency department (ED) to inpatient physician handoffs are subject to complex challenges. We assessed physicians' perceptions of the ED admission handoff process and identified potential barriers to safe patient care. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional survey at a 627-bed tertiary care academic medical center. Eligible participants(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that food preference is a good indicator of actual food intake and that sedentary activity preference is a significant predictor of lower physical activity level. But no studies have examined the direct relationship between leisure time physical activity (LTPA) preferences and actual LTPA behavior, especially(More)
People diagnosed with a mental illness are at higher risk of developing preventable chronic diseases; thus, health literacy improvements may have great potential to impact health outcomes for this typically underserved population. However, there is a dearth of research on health literacy of persons with severe mental illness. The purpose of this research(More)
OBJECTIVE Evaluate health literacy levels in Spanish-speaking Hispanic adults accessing health care services in the Midwest. METHODS Cross-sectional study of patients (n = 402) at two Midwestern federally qualified health centers. The assessment tool used in this study contained the Short Assessment of Health Literacy-S. RESULTS A total of 36% of the(More)
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