Estacio, EVG, Nathan, L and Protheroe, J (2018) Celebrating the health literacy skills and capabilities of parents in Stoke-on-Trent: A Photovoice Study. Journal of Health Psychology. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

Parents play a vital role in promoting children’s health. The parental health literacy skills are important since the decisions they make can have an impact on other family members’ health and well-being. Using an assets-based approach, this project aimed to explore the skills parents use to communicate health messages with their children and how they manage their family’s health. Six adult parents of children aged 0–16 years old took part in this photovoice study. The thematic analysis suggests that tapping into the creativity of parents through the gamification of health messages and encouraging children’s independence are effective ways to promote healthy behaviors. Trusting their instincts and developing good relationships with healthcare providers were also seen as important. However, there is still a need to improve confidence and skills, particularly on how to critically appraise information, especially in this digital age where sources of information are vast and conflicting messages could arise.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Sage Publications at https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318763494 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: health literacy, assets-based approach, photovoice, parents
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 10:05
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 12:42
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4452

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