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Development of a brief test to measure functional health literacy.
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The development of an abbreviated version of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) to measure patients' ability to read and understand health-related materials that can be used by health educators to identify individuals who require special assistance to achieve learning goals is described. Expand
Prevalence of violence against pregnant women.
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Violence may be a more common problem for pregnant women than some conditions for which they are routinely screened and evaluated and future research that more accurately measures physical violence during pregnancy would contribute to more effective design and implementation of prevention and intervention strategies. Expand
The prevalence of limited health literacy
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This systematic review exhibits that limited health literacy, as depicted in the medical literature, is prevalent and is consistently associated with education, ethnicity, and age. Expand
Health literacy and mortality among elderly persons.
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Inadequate health literacy, as measured by reading fluency, independently predicts all-cause mortality and cardiovascular death among community-dwelling elderly persons. Expand
Functional health literacy and the risk of hospital admission among Medicare managed care enrollees.
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Inadequate literacy was an independent risk factor for hospital admission among elderly managed care enrollees and was higher for individuals with inadequate literacy than for those with adequate literacy. Expand
Health literacy and knowledge of chronic disease.
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There are many opportunities to improve patients' knowledge of their chronic disease(s), and efforts need to consider their health literacy skills. Expand
Pregnancy Intendedness and Physical Abuse Around the Time of Pregnancy: Findings from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, 1996–1997
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Women with unintended pregnancies are at increased risk of physical abuse around the time of pregnancy compared with women whose pregnancies are intended. Expand
Health literacy among Medicare enrollees in a managed care organization.
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Elderly managed care enrollees may not have the literacy skills necessary to function adequately in the health care environment, and low health literacy may impair elderly patients' understanding of health messages and limit their ability to care for their medical problems. Expand
Health literacy and functional health status among older adults.
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Among community-dwelling older adults, inadequate health literacy was independently associated with poorer physical and mental health. Expand
The association between age and health literacy among elderly persons.
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Functional health literacy was markedly lower among older age groups even after adjusting for differences in MMSE performance, newspaper reading frequency, health status, and visual acuity. Expand
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