Health Literacy and Health Outcomes in Diabetes: A Systematic Review

  title={Health Literacy and Health Outcomes in Diabetes: A Systematic Review},
  author={Fatima Al Sayah and MPH FRCPC FACP Sumit R. Majumdar and Beverly Williams and RN SandyRobertson and Jeffrey A. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
Low health literacy is considered a potential barrier to improving health outcomes in people with diabetes and other chronic conditions, although the evidence has not been previously systematically reviewed. To identify, appraise, and synthesize research evidence on the relationships between health literacy (functional, interactive, and critical) or numeracy and health outcomes (i.e., knowledge, behavioral and clinical) in people with diabetes. English-language articles that addressed the… CONTINUE READING
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