Association of health literacy
with medication knowledge, adherence, and adverse drug events among elderly veterans.
Also contributing to this widening gap is health literacy
, which consists of an individual's ability to gain access, understand, and use the health information to make appropriate decisions to improve his or her health outcomes (Ball, Douglas, & Hinton Walker, 2011).
The Canadian Expert Panel on Health Literacy
concluded that health literacy
is a serious and costly problem in Canada that is likely to increase , calling for health professionals to rethink the way they practice.
Contract: provision of comparative research into the impact of health literacy
training on allied health professionals & any associated change in their patient outcomes.
Pakistan continues to struggle with low health literacy
that often results in late presentation of disease, poor adherence to treatment and meagre understanding of wellness and disease prevention.
Kline describes health literacy
as "the tools and resources needed to make informed decisions regarding preventative, routine, emergency, and end of life care.
Here are examples of ways that social media can enhance the work of health literacy
The AHRQ Health Literacy
Universal Precautions Toolkit, 2nd edition, can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients of all health literacy
It can be used as a primary or supplemental text in a health literacy
course or in a discipline-specific course such as nursing.
1) While multiple factors contribute to oral disease, oral health literacy
has gained increased recognition as a strong social determinant of health, reflecting multiple constructs inherent in culture/society, education, and health systems.
AIM This study's aim was to determine the prevalence of health literacy
education in nursing programs.
Objective: This study was conducted to determine health literacy
of Army population in Rawalpindi cantonment.