Our primary aim is to explore the barriers and facilitators influencing primary healthcare interdisciplinary teams' use of decision boxes in clinical practice.
This study will investigate public perceptions of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer screening by contrasting popular media messages with evidence based information.
To explore feasibility and implementation issues of a program to train consumers to use the consumer questions.
In order to make informed medical decisions, patients need to understand information about risks, benefits and drawbacks of different treatments. However, research on health literacy and medical decision making has shown that patients in different cultures have severe problems grasping a host of numerical concepts that are prerequisites for understanding health-relevant statistical information. Graphical displays -- including line plots, bar charts or icon arrays -- often facilitate the communication of numerical information, and can help overcome some of these difficulties.
Posted in George Bennett Grants, Literacy and Numeracy, Risk Communication
Tagged data displays, graphic comprehension, graphical displays, health care, health literacy, informed decision making, low graph literacy, medical decisions, patients, shared decision making