J Health Commun. 2012;17 Suppl 3:30-54. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2012.713442 . The health literacy skills framework. Squiers L(1), Peinado S, Berkman N,
Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Health literacy is dependent on individual and systemic factors: Communication skills of lay persons and professionals.
Functional literacy: Skills that allow an individual to read consent forms, medicine interventions that addressed health literacy at the; functional (basic skills in
information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." Based on this clinical definition, health literacy gives individuals the skills that they need to both understand and effectively communicate information and concerns.
Health literacy is the use of a wide range of skills that improve the ability of people to act on information in order to live healthier lives. These skills include reading, writing, listening, speaking, numeracy, and critical analysis, as well as communication and interaction skills.”
Second Edition by Doak, Doak, & Root, 1996. Teaching Patients with Low Literacy Skills can be read and downloaded here. The book is now considered a
A publicly available tool for assessing four domains of health literacy.
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