Health literacy and numeracy: key factors in cancer risk comprehension.

  title={Health literacy and numeracy: key factors in cancer risk comprehension.},
  author={Lorie Donelle and Jos{\'e} F. Arocha and Laurie Hoffman-Goetz},
  journal={Chronic diseases in Canada},
  volume={29 1},
In this age of chronic disease and shared decision making, individuals are encouraged to contribute to decisions about health care. Health literacy, including numeracy, is requisite to meaningful participation and has been accepted as a determinant of health. The purpose of this study was to describe the influence of literacy, consisting of prose and numeracy skill, math anxiety, attained education and context of information on participant ability to comprehend Internet-based colorectal cancer… CONTINUE READING
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