Asthma numeracy skill and health literacy.

@article{Apter2006AsthmaNS,
  title={Asthma numeracy skill and health literacy.},
  author={Andrea J. Apter and Jing Cheng and Dylan S. Small and Ian M. Bennett and Claire Albert and Daniel G. Fein and Maureen E George and Simone Van Horne},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={705-10}
}
To assess understanding of numerical concepts in asthma self-management instructions, a 4-item Asthma Numeracy Questionnaire (ANQ) was developed and read to 73 adults with persistent asthma. Participants completed the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (STOFHLA), 12(16%) answered all 4 numeracy items correctly; 6(8%) answered none correctly. Participants were least likely to understand items involving risk and percentages. Low numeracy but not STOFHLA score was associated with a… CONTINUE READING

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