Quantifying word use to study health literacy in doctor-patient communication.

  title={Quantifying word use to study health literacy in doctor-patient communication.},
  author={Susan Koch-Weser and Rima E. Rudd and William DeJong},
  journal={Journal of health communication},
  volume={15 6},
Most health literacy research to date has assessed health literacy using either general reading tests or text-based appraisals of reading and numeracy skills, yet the definition of health literacy includes domains beyond reading ability. Effective oral communication between doctor and patient is an important component of health literacy, but only recently have efforts been made to develop measures that tap into domains beyond those that can be assessed with text-based measures. Focusing on oral… CONTINUE READING

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