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Table 3 Categories related to the factors that shape health literacy in transcultural treatment settings

From: “The system has to be health literate, too” - perspectives among healthcare professionals on health literacy in transcultural treatment settings

Categorya Factors that influence health literacy Subcategoryd
Challenges Societal and Environmental Factorsb
• System-related factorsc
• Systemic lack of time and economic pressure
Situational Factorsb
• Psychosocial/psychiatric vs. medical (physical) carec
• Inpatient vs. outpatient carec
• Planning and controlling the current workload in outpatient care
Personal Factorb
• (Shared) migrant backgroundc
• Ad hoc interpreting outside one’s own treatment situation
Applied solutions Societal and Environmental
Factorb
• System-related factorsc
• Investment of additional, unpaid time
• Falling back on stereotypes and prejudices to save time
Personal Factorb
• (Shared) migrant backgroundc
• Refusal of interpreting for others or providing treatment in native language
• List of staff who speak foreign languages
  1. aCategories deductively derived from the research question
  2. bCategories deductively derived from the guiding model [3]
  3. cCategories inductively derived from the statements of the healthcare professionals
  4. dSubcategories inductively derived from the statements of the healthcare professionals