Influence of patient literacy on the effectiveness of a primary care-based diabetes disease management program.

@article{Rothman2004InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of patient literacy on the effectiveness of a primary care-based diabetes disease management program.},
  author={Russell L. Rothman and Darren A. Dewalt and Robb Malone and Betsy Bryant and Ayumi Shintani and Britton Crigler and Morris Weinberger and Michael P Pignone},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2004},
  volume={292 14},
  pages={1711-6}
}
CONTEXT Low literacy is an important barrier for patients with diabetes, but interventions to address low literacy have not been well examined. OBJECTIVE To examine the role of literacy on the effectiveness of a comprehensive disease management program for patients with diabetes. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Analysis of the influence of literacy on glycemic control and systolic blood pressure using data from a randomized controlled trial (conducted from February 2001 through April 2003… CONTINUE READING