Testing the utility of the newest vital sign (NVS) health literacy assessment tool in older African-American patients.

@article{Patel2011TestingTU,
  title={Testing the utility of the newest vital sign (NVS) health literacy assessment tool in older African-American patients.},
  author={Pragnesh J. Patel and Steinberg Joel and Goveas Rovena and Sailja Pedireddy and Saima Saad and Ruchi Rachmale and Meghna Shukla and Bibban B Deol and Lavosier Cardozo},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2011},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={
          505-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate utility of the newest vital sign (NVS) which can be completed in 3min compared to the short version test of functional literacy in adults (S-TOFHLA) that takes 7min for health literacy in the older African American patients. METHODS We enrolled 62 older (age>65 years) African American patients and administered the NVS and the S-TOFHLA. A score of less than 4 for the NVS and less than 16 for the S-TOFHLA was indicative of limited health literacy. RESULTS Mean age of our… CONTINUE READING
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