The role of health literacy in perceived information provision and satisfaction among women with ovarian tumors

A study from the population-based PROFILES registry

Mariette N. Verkissen, Nicole P. M. Ezendam, Mirjam P. Fransen, Marie-Louise Essink-Bot, Mieke J. Aarts, K.A.H. Nicolaije, M. Caroline Vos, Olga Husson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Abstract

Objective
To assess the association of subjective health literacy (HL) and education with perceived information provision and satisfaction.
Methods
Women (N = 548) diagnosed with an ovarian or borderline ovarian tumor between 2000 and 2010, registered in the Eindhoven Cancer Registry, received a questionnaire including subjective HL, educational level, perceived information provision, and satisfaction with the information received. Multiple linear and logistic regression analyses were performed, controlled for potential confounders.
Results
Fifty percent of the women responded (N = 275). Thirteen percent had low and 41% had medium subjective HL. Women with low HL reported less perceived information provision about medical tests, and were less satisfied with the information received compared to women with high HL. Low educated women reported that they received more information about their disease compared to highly educated women.
Conclusion
Low subjective HL among women with ovarian tumors is associated with less perceived information provision about medical tests and lower information satisfaction, whereas low education is associated with more perceived information provision about the disease.
Practice implications
HL should not be overlooked as a contributing factor to patients’ perceived information provision and satisfaction. Health care providers may need training about recognizing low HL.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-428
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Ovarian tumors
  • Borderline ovarian tumors
  • Cancer survivors
  • Health literacy
  • Information provision
  • Information satisfaction

Cite this

Verkissen, Mariette N. ; Ezendam, Nicole P. M. ; Fransen, Mirjam P. ; Essink-Bot, Marie-Louise ; Aarts, Mieke J. ; Nicolaije, K.A.H. ; Vos, M. Caroline ; Husson, Olga. / The role of health literacy in perceived information provision and satisfaction among women with ovarian tumors : A study from the population-based PROFILES registry. In: Patient Education and Counseling. 2014 ; Vol. 95, No. 3. pp. 421-428.
@article{3634dbf5cf4441d7922ff45cede6300a,
title = "The role of health literacy in perceived information provision and satisfaction among women with ovarian tumors: A study from the population-based PROFILES registry",
abstract = "ObjectiveTo assess the association of subjective health literacy (HL) and education with perceived information provision and satisfaction.MethodsWomen (N = 548) diagnosed with an ovarian or borderline ovarian tumor between 2000 and 2010, registered in the Eindhoven Cancer Registry, received a questionnaire including subjective HL, educational level, perceived information provision, and satisfaction with the information received. Multiple linear and logistic regression analyses were performed, controlled for potential confounders.ResultsFifty percent of the women responded (N = 275). Thirteen percent had low and 41{\%} had medium subjective HL. Women with low HL reported less perceived information provision about medical tests, and were less satisfied with the information received compared to women with high HL. Low educated women reported that they received more information about their disease compared to highly educated women.ConclusionLow subjective HL among women with ovarian tumors is associated with less perceived information provision about medical tests and lower information satisfaction, whereas low education is associated with more perceived information provision about the disease.Practice implicationsHL should not be overlooked as a contributing factor to patients’ perceived information provision and satisfaction. Health care providers may need training about recognizing low HL.",
keywords = "Ovarian tumors, Borderline ovarian tumors, Cancer survivors, Health literacy, Information provision, Information satisfaction",
author = "Verkissen, {Mariette N.} and Ezendam, {Nicole P. M.} and Fransen, {Mirjam P.} and Marie-Louise Essink-Bot and Aarts, {Mieke J.} and K.A.H. Nicolaije and Vos, {M. Caroline} and Olga Husson",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1016/j.pec.2014.03.008",
language = "English",
volume = "95",
pages = "421--428",
journal = "Patient Education and Counseling",
issn = "0738-3991",
publisher = "Elsevier Ireland Ltd",
number = "3",

}

The role of health literacy in perceived information provision and satisfaction among women with ovarian tumors : A study from the population-based PROFILES registry. / Verkissen, Mariette N.; Ezendam, Nicole P. M.; Fransen, Mirjam P.; Essink-Bot, Marie-Louise; Aarts, Mieke J.; Nicolaije, K.A.H.; Vos, M. Caroline; Husson, Olga.

In: Patient Education and Counseling, Vol. 95, No. 3, 2014, p. 421-428.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - The role of health literacy in perceived information provision and satisfaction among women with ovarian tumors

T2 - A study from the population-based PROFILES registry

AU - Verkissen, Mariette N.

AU - Ezendam, Nicole P. M.

AU - Fransen, Mirjam P.

AU - Essink-Bot, Marie-Louise

AU - Aarts, Mieke J.

AU - Nicolaije, K.A.H.

AU - Vos, M. Caroline

AU - Husson, Olga

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - ObjectiveTo assess the association of subjective health literacy (HL) and education with perceived information provision and satisfaction.MethodsWomen (N = 548) diagnosed with an ovarian or borderline ovarian tumor between 2000 and 2010, registered in the Eindhoven Cancer Registry, received a questionnaire including subjective HL, educational level, perceived information provision, and satisfaction with the information received. Multiple linear and logistic regression analyses were performed, controlled for potential confounders.ResultsFifty percent of the women responded (N = 275). Thirteen percent had low and 41% had medium subjective HL. Women with low HL reported less perceived information provision about medical tests, and were less satisfied with the information received compared to women with high HL. Low educated women reported that they received more information about their disease compared to highly educated women.ConclusionLow subjective HL among women with ovarian tumors is associated with less perceived information provision about medical tests and lower information satisfaction, whereas low education is associated with more perceived information provision about the disease.Practice implicationsHL should not be overlooked as a contributing factor to patients’ perceived information provision and satisfaction. Health care providers may need training about recognizing low HL.

AB - ObjectiveTo assess the association of subjective health literacy (HL) and education with perceived information provision and satisfaction.MethodsWomen (N = 548) diagnosed with an ovarian or borderline ovarian tumor between 2000 and 2010, registered in the Eindhoven Cancer Registry, received a questionnaire including subjective HL, educational level, perceived information provision, and satisfaction with the information received. Multiple linear and logistic regression analyses were performed, controlled for potential confounders.ResultsFifty percent of the women responded (N = 275). Thirteen percent had low and 41% had medium subjective HL. Women with low HL reported less perceived information provision about medical tests, and were less satisfied with the information received compared to women with high HL. Low educated women reported that they received more information about their disease compared to highly educated women.ConclusionLow subjective HL among women with ovarian tumors is associated with less perceived information provision about medical tests and lower information satisfaction, whereas low education is associated with more perceived information provision about the disease.Practice implicationsHL should not be overlooked as a contributing factor to patients’ perceived information provision and satisfaction. Health care providers may need training about recognizing low HL.

KW - Ovarian tumors

KW - Borderline ovarian tumors

KW - Cancer survivors

KW - Health literacy

KW - Information provision

KW - Information satisfaction

U2 - 10.1016/j.pec.2014.03.008

DO - 10.1016/j.pec.2014.03.008

M3 - Article

VL - 95

SP - 421

EP - 428

JO - Patient Education and Counseling

JF - Patient Education and Counseling

SN - 0738-3991

IS - 3

ER -