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Health literacy among people with migration background in Germany (HLS-MIG)

Background
Almost a quarter of the German population has a migration background. Previous results indicate that in particular people with a migration background perceive difficulties in dealing with health-related information. However, detailed studies on the causes, consequences and extent of health literacy among people with migrant background in Germany are scarce.

Objectives
Therefore the project aims to generate detailed data on health literacy among people with a migration background. These data can serve a basis for the development of target group-specific interventions..

Method
The study concept and methodology are based on the quantitative survey of the HLS-GER and HLS-GER 2 study. The questionnaire will be further developed and supplemented by migrant specific aspects based on a literature search. In a cross-sectional survey about 1,000 people with a migration background will be interviewed personally.

Project management and coordination
Prof. Dr. Doris Schaeffer, Dr. Eva-Maria Berens

Cooperation partners
Prof. Dr. Sarah Carol (University of Cologne)
Prof. Dr. Klaus Hurrelmann (Hertie School of Governance)

Project team
Monika Mensing, Julia Klinger

Duration
09/2018 - 08/2021

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