Brief Report: screening items to identify patients with limited health literacy skills

  title={Brief Report: screening items to identify patients with limited health literacy skills},
  author={Lorraine Silver Wallace and Edwin S. Rogers and Steven E. Roskos and David B. Holiday and Barry Weiss},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
BACKGROUND: Patients with limited literacy skills are routinely encountered in clinical practice, but they are not always identified by clinicians. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate 3 candidate questions to determine their accuracy in identifying patients with limited or marginal health literacy skills. METHODS: We studied 305 English-speaking adults attending a university-based primary care clinic. Demographic items, health literacy screening questions, and the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in… CONTINUE READING

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