A survey of how patient-perceived empathy affects the relationship between health literacy and the understanding of information by orthopedic patients?

@inproceedings{Chu2013ASO,
  title={A survey of how patient-perceived empathy affects the relationship between health literacy and the understanding of information by orthopedic patients?},
  author={Cheng-I Chu and Chia-Chih Alex Tseng},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND There is a lack of research examining patient-perceived empathy and its effect on low-literacy patients' understanding of health information. This study investigated the moderating effect of patient-perceived empathy on the relationship between health literacy and understanding of preoperative information. METHODS During a 2-month period, a total of 144 patients took a survey that included the Chinese-edition Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine, the Barrett-Lennard… CONTINUE READING
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