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Assessing Health Literacy in Patients with Hypertension
Background: Hypertension is the number one cardiac condition affecting approximately one in three American adults. Lifestyle modifications are the foundation to controlling blood pressure. However, barriers such as health ...
Addressing Varying Levels of Health Literacy Among Age 65 and Older Type 2 Diabetic Patients in a Rural Primary Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Project
Research has shown the relationship between health literacy and chronic disease outcomes have been empirically linked to the patient's health needs, their understanding of information and the presentation of health materials ...
Health literacy related to outcomes after renal transplant
This paper explores the economic and social impact of health literacy nationally and within the Veteran's Affair's end stage renal disease (ESRD) patient population. Currently, there are 90 million Americans with at least ...
Nurse Practitioner’s Perception and Knowledge of Health Literacy
A small proportion of U.S. adults are proficient enough in health literacy to understand and use health information effectively. Providers may lack knowledge of basic health literacy facts, consequences associated with low ...