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Conference Paper: Oral health literacy: implications of multilingualism and multimodal texts

TitleOral health literacy: implications of multilingualism and multimodal texts
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925
Citation
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 88th General Session and Exhibition 2010, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 July 2010. In Journal of Dental Research, 2010, v. 89 spec. iss. B, p. 282 How to Cite?
AbstractOBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between oral health literacy assessment results and recent reading activity in a multilingual population. METHODS: Two instruments (Cantonese translation of REALD-99 (a heath literacy test for dentistry) and an original questionnaire) were developed and piloted. Testing was undertaken with 84 caregivers of children attending the Paediatric Dentistry Clinic of the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, Hong Kong. Exclusion criteria included inability to read Chinese characters and speak Cantonese. Association of socio-demographic status and features of personal reading habits were investigated. RESULTS: There were significant associations between attaining higher scores in the Cantonese word recognition task with ‘reading printed English material last week' (p=0.043); and ‘reading digital Chinese material last week' (p=0.007). Additionally, caregivers with higher monthly incomes and a history of reading Chinese digitally had a significant increase in success on the Cantonese REALD-99 scores (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: Bi-literacy is a significant factor in oral health literacy in a multilingual population. Furthermore, ‘multimodal' literacy skills (such as reading digital material) are associated with oral health literacy. Consideration needs to be given to broadening the definition of oral health literacy to include multilingualism and multimodal texts.
DescriptionOral Presentation
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125777
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 4.602
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.714

 

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dc.contributor.authorBridges, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, HMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYiu, Cen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcgrath, CPJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAu, TKFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T11:51:21Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T11:51:21Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 88th General Session and Exhibition 2010, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 July 2010. In Journal of Dental Research, 2010, v. 89 spec. iss. B, p. 282en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0022-0345-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125777-
dc.descriptionOral Presentation-
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between oral health literacy assessment results and recent reading activity in a multilingual population. METHODS: Two instruments (Cantonese translation of REALD-99 (a heath literacy test for dentistry) and an original questionnaire) were developed and piloted. Testing was undertaken with 84 caregivers of children attending the Paediatric Dentistry Clinic of the Prince Philip Dental Hospital, Hong Kong. Exclusion criteria included inability to read Chinese characters and speak Cantonese. Association of socio-demographic status and features of personal reading habits were investigated. RESULTS: There were significant associations between attaining higher scores in the Cantonese word recognition task with ‘reading printed English material last week' (p=0.043); and ‘reading digital Chinese material last week' (p=0.007). Additionally, caregivers with higher monthly incomes and a history of reading Chinese digitally had a significant increase in success on the Cantonese REALD-99 scores (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: Bi-literacy is a significant factor in oral health literacy in a multilingual population. Furthermore, ‘multimodal' literacy skills (such as reading digital material) are associated with oral health literacy. Consideration needs to be given to broadening the definition of oral health literacy to include multilingualism and multimodal texts.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journalsProdDesc.nav?prodId=Journal201925-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Dental Research-
dc.rightsJournal of Dental Research. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc..-
dc.titleOral health literacy: implications of multilingualism and multimodal textsen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailBridges, S: sbridges@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, HM: gloriawhm@gmail.comen_HK
dc.identifier.emailYiu, C: ckyyiu@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailMcgrath, CPJ: mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailAu, TKF: terryau@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityBridges, S=rp00048en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWong, HM=rp00042en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityYiu, C=rp00018en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityMcgrath, CPJ=rp00037en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityAu, TKF=rp00580en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros178861en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros172324-
dc.identifier.hkuros172420-
dc.identifier.volume89-
dc.identifier.issuespec. iss. B-
dc.identifier.spage282-
dc.identifier.epage282-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-
dc.description.otherThe International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 88th General Session and Exhibition 2010, Barcelona, Spain, 14-17 July 2010. In Journal of Dental Research, 2010, v. 89 spec. iss. B, p. 282-

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