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“I can’t read and don’t understand”: Health literacy and health messaging about folic acid for neural tube defect prevention in a migrant population on the Myanmar-Thailand border

Abstract:

Health literacy is increasingly recognized as an important determinant of health outcomes, but definition, measurement tools, and interventions are lacking. Conceptual frameworks must include both individual and health-systems domains which, in combination, determine an individual’s health literacy. Validated tools lack applicability in marginalized populations with very low educational levels, such as migrant worker communities on the Myanmar-Thailand border. We undertake a comprehensive hea...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0218138

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Gilder, ME More by this author
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ORCID:
0000-0002-1592-0606
Praisaengdet, N More by this author
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS One Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
6
Pages:
e0218138
Publication date:
2019-06-13
Acceptance date:
2019-05-25
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:1023499
URN:
uri:6ba236d4-513d-4ac1-9cb5-058644ec5e0b
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uuid:6ba236d4-513d-4ac1-9cb5-058644ec5e0b
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pubs:1023499
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English

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