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Organizational Health Literacy in Facilities for People with Disabilities: First Results of an Explorative Qualitative and Quantitative Study

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Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, 36037 Fulda, Germany
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Centre for Applied Health Sciences, Leuphana University Lueneburg, 21335 Lueneburg, Germany
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(8), 2886; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17082886
Received: 30 January 2020 / Revised: 14 April 2020 / Accepted: 15 April 2020 / Published: 22 April 2020
To date, studies on individual and organizational health literacy (OHL) in facilities for people with disabilities are scarce. Thus, the aims of this study are (1) to adapt an existing instrument for measuring organizational health literacy (OHL), namely, the “Health literate health care organization scale” (HLHO-10), to the context of facilities for people with disabilities, (2) to quantitatively examine characteristics of OHL, and (3) to qualitatively assess the definition and role of OHL by interviewing managers and skilled staff. An online study in Germany with N = 130 managers and skilled staff in facilities for people with disabilities was conducted, using the adapted HLHO-10 questionnaire. Univariate analyses were applied. Qualitative content analysis was used to investigate interview data from N = 8 managers and skilled staff from N = 8 facilities for people with disabilities in Hesse, Germany. Quantitative results revealed that respondents reported a below-average level in HLHO-10, with the lowest level found in the attribute of participative development of health information. The qualitative findings showed a clear need for improved navigation to and in facilities. The quantitative and qualitative findings are mainly consistent. Future research and measures should focus on facilities for people with disabilities in order to strengthen the development of and access to target-group-specific health information, as well as to establish a health-literate working and living environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: organizational health literacy; people with disabilities; inclusion; health care organizations organizational health literacy; people with disabilities; inclusion; health care organizations
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Rathmann, K.; Vockert, T.; Wetzel, L.D.; Lutz, J.; Dadaczynski, K. Organizational Health Literacy in Facilities for People with Disabilities: First Results of an Explorative Qualitative and Quantitative Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2886.

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