Health Literacy

Known as: Literacy, Health 
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate… (More)
National Institutes of Health

Papers overview

Semantic Scholar uses AI to extract papers important to this topic.
Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
The relationship between poor literacy skills and health status is now well recognized and better understood. Interest in this… (More)
Is this relevant?
Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Previous studies have shown that a single question may identify individuals with inadequate health literacy. We evaluated and… (More)
  • table 1
  • table 2
  • table 3
Is this relevant?
Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND Individuals with low levels of health literacy have less health knowledge, worse self-management of chronic disease… (More)
  • table 1
  • table 2
  • table 3
Is this relevant?
Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
  • Lynn Nielsen-Bohlman, Allison M. Panzer, David A. Kindig
  • 2004
Spend your time even for only few minutes to read a book. Reading a book will never reduce and waste your time to be useless… (More)
Is this relevant?
Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES No practical method for identifying patients with low heath literacy exists. We sought to develop… (More)
  • table 1
  • table 2
  • figure 1
  • table 3
Is this relevant?
Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
BACKGROUND Patients recall or comprehend as little as half of what physicians convey during an outpatient encounter. To enhance… (More)
  • figure 1
  • figure 3
  • figure 2
Is this relevant?
Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
CONTEXT Health literacy is a measure of patients' ability to read, comprehend, and act on medical instructions. Poor health… (More)
  • table 1
  • table 2
  • table 3
Is this relevant?
Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
OBJECTIVES This study analyzed whether inadequate functional health literacy is an independent risk factor for hospital admission… (More)
Is this relevant?
Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Health literacy is a relatively new concept in health promotion. It is a composite term to describe a range of outcomes to health… (More)
Is this relevant?
Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
We describe the development of an abbreviated version of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) to measure… (More)
  • table 33.2
  • table 2
  • figure 1
  • table 4
Is this relevant?