Defining and measuring health literacy: how can we profit from other literacy domains?

  title={Defining and measuring health literacy: how can we profit from other literacy domains?},
  author={Anne-Linda Frisch and Luca Camerini and Nicola Diviani and Peter Johannes Schulz},
  journal={Health promotion international},
  volume={27 1},
When the antecedents of health-promoting behavior are explored, the concept of health literacy is deemed a factor of major influence. Originally defined as reading, writing and numeracy skills in the health domain, health literacy is now considered a multidimensional concept. The ongoing discussion on health literacy reveals that no agreement exists about which dimensions to include in the concept. To contribute to the development of a consistent and parsimonious concept of health literacy, we… CONTINUE READING


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