Health literacy and adolescents: a framework and agenda for future research.

  title={Health literacy and adolescents: a framework and agenda for future research.},
  author={Jennifer A Manganello},
  journal={Health education research},
  volume={23 5},
Health literacy is an important issue in public health today, especially as patients are taking a greater role in obtaining information about their health. Health literacy is commonly defined as 'the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions'. While there is a large body of literature concerning health literacy and adults, few studies have focused on adolescents. Adolescents… CONTINUE READING

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