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He Awatea Hou: Improving Health Literacy and Health Outcomes for Bariatric Patients

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin 1 on 11 February 2020


Brooke P. Hayward
Carolyn Watts
Andrew D. MacCormick
M. Atkinson
Christin Coomarasamy
Dominic Madell

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Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy, 2019, 9:3

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Journal article


This evaluation assesses a whānau/fanau-based health literacy pilot using 'navigator' support at two District Health Boards in Auckland, New Zealand. The support provided by navigators was shown to increase participants' confidence in dealing with the psychological impact of bariatric surgery. However, this model is contingent on leadership and staff buy in from the hospitals.

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