Health Literacy

Demographic and psychosocial characteristics of mobile phone ownership and usage among youth living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda.

Publication Date: 
Aug 26, 2014

INTRODUCTION: The use of mobile phones and other technology for improving health through research and practice is growing quickly, in particular in areas with difficult-to-reach population or where the research infrastructure is less developed.

Mobile health (mHealth) for mental health in Asia: objectives, strategies, and limitations.

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Publication Date: 
Jul 21, 2014

Mobile technologies are transforming the way in which we interact with one another, access resources, find information, and conduct business around the world.

Youth mental health interventions via mobile phones: a scoping review.

Publication Date: 
Sep 12, 2014

Mobile phone technologies have been hailed as a promising means for delivering mental health interventions to youth and adolescents, the age group with high cell phone penetration and with the onset of 75% of all lifetime mental disorders.

Health empowerment technologies (HET): building a web-based tool to empower older African American patient-doctor relationships.

Publication Date: 
Nov 18, 2013

Responding to health and digital inequities among older African Americans, a customized web-based mobile health information intervention is being developed for this vulnerable group and their doctors as part of the Health Empowerment Technologies (HET) Project.

Merging health literacy with computer technology: self-managing diet and fluid intake among adult hemodialysis patients.

Publication Date: 
Apr 19, 2010

OBJECTIVE: The Dietary Intake Monitoring Application (DIMA) is an electronic dietary self-monitor developed for use on a personal digital assistant (PDA). This paper describes how computer, information, numerical, and visual literacy were considered in development of DIMA.

NCD health literacy--what can hospitals do?

Publication Date: 
Nov 11, 2011

Noncommunicable disease (NCD) health literacy is a person's ability to access, understand and use information to prevent, treat and manage chronic illness. Poor health literacy is shown to be associated with riskier behaviour, poor health choices and poorer health.