Parental literacy level and understanding of medical information.

  title={Parental literacy level and understanding of medical information.},
  author={Rachel Y. Moon and Tina L. Cheng and Kantilal M Patel and K Baumhaft and Peter C. Scheidt},
  volume={102 2},
OBJECTIVE To ascertain the impact of literacy level on parents' understanding of medical information and ability to follow therapy prescribed for their children. DESIGN/METHODS A prospective cohort of parents accompanying their children for acute care. Parents were interviewed about demographic status, their child's health, and use of pediatric preventive services. The Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) test was used to assess parental literacy. The same parent was… CONTINUE READING
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