Health literacy: a barrier to pharmacist-patient communication and medication adherence.

  title={Health literacy: a barrier to pharmacist-patient communication and medication adherence.},
  author={Lucy Nkukuma Ngoh},
  journal={Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA},
  volume={49 5},
          e132-46; quiz e147-9
  • L. N. Ngoh
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA
OBJECTIVE To present a summary of the existing literature on medication nonadherence, health literacy, and use of written patient information in health care and pharmacy in particular. [] Key MethodDATA SOURCES Searches of Medline, PubMed, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts databases were conducted using one or more of the following terms: adherence/nonadherence, compliance/noncompliance, printed/written information, literacy, patient education, communication, and health literacy.

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