Literacy and Health Are Issues Linked in Many Ways
- Literacy challenges extend to health care. Wojcik, Joanne // Business Insurance;1/18/2010, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p6
The author stresses the importance of basic literacy skills to health literacy, in connection with realizing the objectives under the Health People 2010 initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Effect of literacy on patients' ability to obtain health care. // American Family Physician;5/15/1996, Vol. 53 Issue 7, p2369
Reports on a study by Williams and colleagues published in the 1995 issue of the `Journal of the American Medical Association' periodical concerning the effect of literary on a patient's ability to obtain health care. Cross-sectional survey to determine the ability of patients to function in...
- Communicating with Patients Who Cannot Read. Weiss, Barry D.; Coyne, Cathy // New England Journal of Medicine;07/24/97, Vol. 337 Issue 4, p272
Focuses on the relationship between poor reading skills and poor health. Reasons for poor literacy skills; The availability of reading assessments for use in health care providers' offices; The average reading level among adults in the United States; How clinicians should use nonwritten...
- Corrigendum to ‘Up to a quarter of the Australian population may have suboptimal health literacy depending upon the measurement tool: results from a population-based survey' [HEAPRO 24 (2009) 252—261]. Barber, Melissa N.; Staples, Margaret; Osborne, Richard H.; Clerehan, Rosemary; Elder, Catherine; Buchbinder, Rachelle // Health Promotion International;Dec2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p445
A correction to the article "Up to a Quarter of the Australian Population May Have Suboptimal Health Literacy Depending Upon the Measurement Tool: Results From a Population-Based Survey" is presented.
- Low Health Literacy: What Do Your Patients Really Understand? Schwartzberg, Joanne G. // Nursing Economic$;May/Jun2002, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p145
Focuses on the rate of health literacy in the U.S. Definition of health literacy; Cost of low health literacy; Ability of patients to carry out complex health instructions.
- How poor literacy leads to poor health care. Davis, Terry C.; Meldrum, Helen // Patient Care;10/15/1996, Vol. 30 Issue 16, p94
Part I. Evaluates the impact of poor literacy on quality of health in the United States. Prevalence of a combination of limited literacy and high incidence of chronic illness; Need to acknowledge the illiteracy problem in the country; Manifestation of a lack of functional health literacy. ...
- AnÃ¡lise das propriedades psicomÃ©tricas da versÃ£o portuguesa de um instrumento de avaliaÃ§Ã£o de e-Literacia em SaÃºde. Cardoso Tomás, Catarina; Pina Queirós, Paulo Joaquim; Rodrigues Ferreira, Teresa de Jesus // Revista de Enfermagem ReferÃªncia;mai/jun2014, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p19
Background: Electronic information sources play a key role in health information contexts and are privileged resources for the entire population, particularly for adolescents. Aims: To validate the eHealth Literacy Scale for the Portuguese population; and to identify the levels of eHealth...
- Poor health literacy poses risks. // American Nurse;Sep/Oct2014, Vol. 46 Issue 5, p8
The article discusses research being done on patients who use pacemakers and defibrillators and their knowledge of how the devices work, referencing a study from the Columbia University School of Nursing published in the August 2014 issue of the "Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing."
- TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE. // Lamp;Oct2014, Vol. 71 Issue 9, p41
No abstract available.