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- Health literacy: How do your patients rate? // Urology Times;Aug2011, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p32
The article discusses the importance of health literacy among patients in the U.S. It highlights the National Assessment of Adult Literacy study commissioned by the Department of Education (DOE), which reveals that 88 percent of the adults in the country did not possess basic health literacy,...
- Patient Education. // Chiropractic Economics;3/28/2014, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p52
No abstract available.
- Obstetricians' role critical in increasing patients' access to cord blood. BROWN, HAYWOOD L. // Contemporary OB/GYN;Jul2012, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p10
The author highlights the importance of obstetrician's role in increasing patient's access to cord blood. He discusses about various public and private cord blood banks with reference to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Cord Blood Inventory. He stresses the need to...
- Health Literacy. Ward-Smith, Peggy // Urologic Nursing;May/Jun2012, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p168
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines health literacy as individuals' capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. The article cites research on health literacy and the impact of low literacy on health outcomes. The...
- How to Bridge the Health Literacy Gap. Weiss, Barry D. // Family Practice Management;Jan/Feb2014, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p14
The article discusses health literacy, which is the ability of patients to find, understand and use health-related information to make good decisions about their medical care and personal health. Topics included are tools available for assessing individual's health literacy and the difference...
- American Association of Diabetes Educators. // Medicine on the Net;May2014, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p8
The article reviews the web site of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, located at www.diabeteseducators.org.
- National Diabetes Education Program. // Medicine on the Net;May2014, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p11
The article reviews the web site National Diabetes Education Program located at www.ndep.nih.gov from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Assessing websites and low health literacy: Simple review guidelines. // Patient Education Management;Nov2010, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p125
The article presents a few guidelines from consumer health librarian Abigail Jones for assessing websites that are suitable for consumers with low health literacy.
- Assessing websites and low health literacy. // Case Management Advisor;Jan2011, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p11
No abstract available.