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Health literacy in diabetic care: Do patients get the information we present?


This Workshop Series is to share the evidence-based practices/services developed by CADENZA Fellows with social and health care prefessionals working in NGOs and to promote uptake of these programmes to become part of their regular services.For details about CADENZA:A jockey Club in Initiative for Seniors and CADENZA Fellowship,please refer to:http//


Health literacy (HL) refers to individuals’ ability to obtain, understand and interpret health information so as to determine the health services needed and make appropriate health decision. Diabetic patients with inadequate HL are more likely to have negative health outcomes including
poor glycemic control (HbA1c ), report retinopathy, higher mortality and higher hospitalization rate than those with adequate HL. This talk aims to increase health/social care professionals’ awareness in health literacy issues. Examples will be shown on how inadequate health literacy impact on diabetic patients’ health behaviour. We will discuss how we could help patients with inadequate health literacy.


Course Code : 11A-PE01
Date(s) : 18/4/2011
Time : 1430 - 1730 (3 Hours)
Venue : Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Target Participants : Social and health care professionals nominated by their organizations
Class Size : 50
Language : Cantonese (supplemented with English)
Fee : HKD 400.00
    HKD 400.00 (For HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
Early Bird Fee : HKD 400.00 (Payment on or before 00/00/0000 for HKCSS Agency Member Staff Only)
Enquiries : 2876 2470 or email [email protected]
Speaker(s) :


"Small NGO Capacity Development Subsidy Programme" does not apply to this course. For other financial support, please click HERE .