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dc.contributor.authorGilstad, Heidi
dc.contributor.authorSand, Kari
dc.contributor.authorSolbjør, Marit
dc.contributor.authorMelby, Line
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 2022, 17 (1), 2137961.en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Deconstructing current definitions of “health literacy (HL)” and “eHealth literacy (eHL)”, into the core notion of “understanding health information (HI)”, this study provides insights into what promotes and inhibits the understanding of HI for breast cancer patients during cancer patient pathways (CCP) in Norway. Methods: Seven well-educated women were interviewed. Through a stepwise deductive-inductive analysis of the transcribed interviews, the following topics were identified: 1) explanations accompanied by drawings, 2) individualized knowledge-based information, 3) information processing capacity, and 4) ambiguity in medical information. Results: The women's understanding of HI increased when spoken communication was accompanied by visual illustrations, which served as roadmaps throughout the CPP. Even if HI should be targeted to the patients’ individual needs, some HI can be generalized if it refers to established knowledge about the health phenomena. The women described their changing mental and physical status during the CPP and how these changes influenced their understanding of HI. Conclusion: The results challenge the idea that HL and eHL are fixed, stable, personal characteristics. On the contrary, HL/eHL, in this case particularly the understanding of HI, depends on the individual (temporary) physical and cognitive capacity of the patient and adaptation in the institutional and private contexts.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleDeconstructing (e)health literacy: aspects that promote and inhibit understanding of health information in breast cancer patient pathwaysen_US
dc.title.alternativeDeconstructing (e)health literacy: aspects that promote and inhibit understanding of health information in breast cancer patient pathwaysen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-beingen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 272665en_US

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