Performance of a brief survey to assess health literacy in patients receiving hemodialysis

@inproceedings{Cavanaugh2015PerformanceOA,
  title={Performance of a brief survey to assess health literacy in patients receiving hemodialysis},
  author={Kerri L Cavanaugh and Chandra Y. Osborn and Francesca Tentori and Russell L. Rothman and T. Alp Ikizler and Kenneth A Wallston},
  booktitle={Clinical kidney journal},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Health literacy is associated with important outcomes among patients with kidney disease, but widely used measures of health literacy can be burdensome. In an effort to make a practical assessment available, we compared the performance of the three-item brief health literacy screen (BHLS) to other widely used measures of health literacy among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS Adult hemodialysis patients (n = 150) from four urban dialysis facilities participated… CONTINUE READING
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