The Association Between Health Literacy and Cancer-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Knowledge

  title={The Association Between Health Literacy and Cancer-Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Knowledge},
  author={Nancy S. Morris and Terry S. Field and Joann L. Wagner and Sarah L. Cutrona and Douglas W. Roblin and Bridget Gaglio and Andrew Williams and Paul K J Han and Mary E. Costanza and Kathleen M. Mazor},
  booktitle={Journal of health communication},
Using a multidimensional assessment of health literacy (the Cancer Message Literacy Test-Listening, the Cancer Message Literacy Test-Reading, and the Lipkus Numeracy Scale), the authors assessed a stratified random sample of 1013 insured adults (40-70 years of age). The authors explored whether low health literacy across all 3 domains (n =111) was associated with sets of variables likely to affect engagement in cancer prevention and screening activities: (a) attitudes and behaviors relating to… CONTINUE READING

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