health literacy


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A measure of a person’s ability to understand health-related information and make informed decisions about that information. Health literacy includes interpreting prescriptions and following self care instructions

health literacy

Health care A measure of a person's ability to understand health-related information and make informed decisions about that information; HL includes interpreting prescriptions and following self care insturctions. See Literacy.

health lit·er·a·cy

(helth lit'ĕr-ă-sē)
nursing Ability of members of the public to read, understand, and interpret health care information.

health literacy

The capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services. A certain minimal degree of health literacy is necessary in order to make appropriate health decisions.
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Health literacy has been defined as, "The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions."
International Handbook of Health Literacy: Research, Practice and Policy Across the Lifespan
Keywords: Health literacy, Self-efficacy, Quality of life, Cancer.
Daytona, FL, May 25, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Fourteen programs across the state of Florida have been awarded one-year, $5,000 grants for the implementation of a health literacy program to benefit their adult education, ESOL, and family literacy students.
Good health literacy is associated with better blood pressure control among Hispanic patients, a new study finds.
Health literacy, defined as an individual's ability to acquire, understand, and use the information needed to make health-related decisions (HealthyPeople.gov, 2012), is an especially important factor in patients' ability to manage their interactions with the healthcare system.
One individual-level factor of importance may be the health literacy of caregivers.
The American Academy of Nursing has released a policy brief urging nurses to have an increased role in enhancing health literacy for patient populations.
class="MsoNormalIt is apparent for those who are less affluent in our country, health literacy is an unforeseen challenge.
Health literacy as a widespread concept in health promotion was mentioned in health literature from 1970 (Javadzade et al.
Objectives: To assess the functional health literacy among adolescents of Model schools of Islamabad.

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