Motivation for a health-literate health care system—does socioeconomic status play a substantial role? Implications for an Irish health policymaker

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302984
Title:
Motivation for a health-literate health care system—does socioeconomic status play a substantial role? Implications for an Irish health policymaker
Authors:
Coughlan, Diarmuid; Turner, Brian; Trujillo, Antonio
Citation:
Motivation for a Health-Literate Health Care System—Does Socioeconomic Status Play a Substantial Role? Implications for an Irish Health Policymaker 2013, 18 (sup1):158 Journal of Health Communication
Publisher:
Journal of Health Communication
Journal:
Journal of Health Communication
Issue Date:
Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302984
DOI:
10.1080/10810730.2013.825674
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10810730.2013.825674
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
In this article, the authors argue that the association between socioeconomic status and motivation for a health-literate health care system has implications for health policymakers. As Ireland now undergoes health care reform, the authors pose the question, “Should policymakers invest in health literacy as predominately a health inequalities or a public health issue?” Data from 2 cohorts of the Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition (1998 and 2002) were used to construct a motivation for a health-literate health care system variable. Multivariate logistic regressions and concentration curves were used in the analyses of this variable. Of the 12,513 pooled respondents, 46% sought at least 1 attribute on a health-literate health care system. No discernible trend emerged from the main independent variables—social class grouping, medical card eligibility, level of education, and employment—in the regression analyses. The concentration curve, for 2002 data, graphically showed that the motivation for a health-literate health care system is spread equally across the income distribution. This analysis and more recent data suggest that health literacy in Ireland should be viewed predominately as a public health issue with a policy focus at a system level.
Keywords:
HEALTH POLICY; SOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
ISSN:
1081-0730; 1087-0415

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCoughlan, Diarmuiden_GB
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Brianen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTrujillo, Antonioen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T11:13:52Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-08T11:13:52Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-
dc.identifier.citationMotivation for a Health-Literate Health Care System—Does Socioeconomic Status Play a Substantial Role? Implications for an Irish Health Policymaker 2013, 18 (sup1):158 Journal of Health Communicationen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1081-0730-
dc.identifier.issn1087-0415-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10810730.2013.825674-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302984-
dc.descriptionIn this article, the authors argue that the association between socioeconomic status and motivation for a health-literate health care system has implications for health policymakers. As Ireland now undergoes health care reform, the authors pose the question, “Should policymakers invest in health literacy as predominately a health inequalities or a public health issue?” Data from 2 cohorts of the Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition (1998 and 2002) were used to construct a motivation for a health-literate health care system variable. Multivariate logistic regressions and concentration curves were used in the analyses of this variable. Of the 12,513 pooled respondents, 46% sought at least 1 attribute on a health-literate health care system. No discernible trend emerged from the main independent variables—social class grouping, medical card eligibility, level of education, and employment—in the regression analyses. The concentration curve, for 2002 data, graphically showed that the motivation for a health-literate health care system is spread equally across the income distribution. This analysis and more recent data suggest that health literacy in Ireland should be viewed predominately as a public health issue with a policy focus at a system level.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherJournal of Health Communicationen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10810730.2013.825674en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Health Communicationen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleMotivation for a health-literate health care system—does socioeconomic status play a substantial role? Implications for an Irish health policymakeren_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Health Communicationen_GB
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