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Measures of health literacy : workshop summary / Lyla M. Hernandez ; Roundtable on Health Literacy ; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoWashington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009.
Description1 online resource (xvii, 123 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Other author/creatorHernandez, Lyla M.
Other author/creatorInstitute of Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Health Literacy.
Other author/creatorInstitute of Medicine (U.S.). Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice.
Other author/creatorWorkshop on Measures of Health Literacy (2009 : Washington, D.C.)
Contents Introduction -- An overview of measures of health literacy -- Approaches to assessing health literacy -- Population-based approaches to assessing health literacy -- Measuring health system responses to health literacy -- Measuring health literacy: What? So what? Now what?
Abstract "Understanding and using basic health information and being able to navigate the complexities of the health care system are critical to good health. Health literacy can be difficult to assess, however, as it is not only a measure of individuals' understanding of health information at various points in time but also a measure of how well various health care systems have been organized. In addition, there is no agreement upon how to judge the effects of health literacy. Existing measures do not capture enough data to understand fully how health literacy influences health or what can be done to improve health literacy. The Roundtable on Health Literacy held a workshop on February 26, 2009, to examine what is known about measures of health literacy, in particular: the current status of measures of health literacy, including those used in the health care setting, other possible measures that might be used to assess health literacy, and ways in which health literacy measures can be used to assess approaches to health care."--Publisher's description.
General noteSummary of Roundtable on Health Literacy Workshop on Measures of Health Literacy, held February 26, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 99-102).
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Measures of health literacy. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009 9780309139809
ISBN9780309139816 (electronic bk.)
ISBN0309139813 (electronic bk.)

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