Association between Health Literacy, Glycemic Control, Treatment Adherence and Self Care Behaviors in a sample of Type Two Diabetes patients in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

AHEAD

The goal of this study was to validate S-TOFHLA, an instrument designed to measure health literacy levels in the Romanian socio-cultural context and to explore the association between health literacy, treatment adherence and self-care behaviours of people who suffer from type two diabetes. The project was planned to be implemented over a period of 12 months at the Center of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, a centre for regular diabetes care, on 300 patients.

The specific objectives of the study were:

  • Objective 1: To examine the association between health literacy levels and self-care behaviours and glycemic control in a sample of Romanian patients suffering from type two diabetes.
  • Objective 2: To validate the S-TOFHLA, an instrument designed to assess health literacy levels, in a sample of Romanian patients suffering from type two diabetes.
  • Objective 3: To develop a policy brief designed to address the issue of health literacy in Romanian patients suffering from type two diabetes.

Starting / Ending Date

October 2014 – August 2015

Project Coordinator

Babeș-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca – Romania

Funding

Funder: The Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Grant Number: D43TW008308
BBU Amount: 8000 USD

Staff from Department of Public Health

Research Assistant

Assistant Professor