Measures of health literacy : workshop summary / Lyla M. Hernandez ; Roundtable on Health Literacy ; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

"Understanding and using basic health information and being able to navigate the complexities of the health care system are critical to good health. Health literacy can be difficult to assess, however, as it is not only a measure of individuals' understanding of health information at vario...

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Corporate Authors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Health Literacy., Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice., Workshop on Measures of Health Literacy
Other Authors: Hernandez, Lyla M.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • An overview of measures of health literacy
  • Approaches to assessing health literacy
  • Population-based approaches to assessing health literacy
  • Measuring health system responses to health literacy
  • Measuring health literacy: What? So what? Now what?