eHEALS: The eHealth Literacy Scale

  title={eHEALS: The eHealth Literacy Scale},
  author={Cameron D. Norman and Harvey A. Skinner and Jonathan B. Jaffery and Irene O'Boyle},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
BACKGROUND Electronic health resources are helpful only when people are able to use them, yet there remain few tools available to assess consumers' capacity for engaging in eHealth. Over 40% of US and Canadian adults have low basic literacy levels, suggesting that eHealth resources are likely to be inaccessible to large segments of the population. Using information technology for health requires eHealth literacy-the ability to read, use computers, search for information, understand health… CONTINUE READING
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