Literacy and its relationship with self-efficacy, trust, and participation in medical decision making.

@article{Dewalt2007LiteracyAI,
  title={Literacy and its relationship with self-efficacy, trust, and participation in medical decision making.},
  author={Darren A. Dewalt and Regina S Boone and Michael P Pignone},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={31 Suppl 1},
  pages={S27-35}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between literacy and trust, self-efficacy, and participation in medical decision making in adults with diabetes. METHODS A cross-sectional survey and chart review was performed. Patients' literacy was categorized as low if measured < or = 6th grade level. RESULTS Two hundred sixty-eight patients participated; 53 had low literacy. No relationship was found between literacy and trust or self-efficacy. Patients with low literacy had less desire to… CONTINUE READING

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