Literacy disparities in patient access and health-related use of Internet and mobile technologies.

  title={Literacy disparities in patient access and health-related use of Internet and mobile technologies.},
  author={Stacy Cooper Bailey and Rachel O'Conor and Elizabeth A Bojarski and Rebecca J. Mullen and Rachel Elizabeth Patzer and Daniel P Vicencio and Kara L. Jacobson and Ruth M. Parker and Michael S. Wolf},
  journal={Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy},
  volume={18 6},
BACKGROUND Age and race-related disparities in technology use have been well documented, but less is known about how health literacy influences technology access and use. OBJECTIVE To assess the association between patients' literacy skills and mobile phone ownership, use of text messaging, Internet access, and use of the Internet for health-related purposes. METHODS A secondary analysis utilizing data from 1077 primary care patients enrolled in two, multisite studies from 2011-2013… CONTINUE READING
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