National indicators of health literacy: ability to understand health information and to engage actively with healthcare providers - a population-based survey among Danish adults

Anne Bo; Karina Friis;. Richard H Osborne; Helle Terkildsen Maindal.

Health literacy is a multidimensional concept covering a range of cognitive and social skills necessary for participation in health care. Knowledge of health literacy levels in general populations and how health literacy levels impacts on social health inequity is lacking. The primary aim of this study was to perform a population-based assessment of dimensions of health literacy related to understanding health information and to engaging with healthcare providers. Secondly, the aim was to examine associations between socio-economic characteristics with these dimensions of health literacy.

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National indicators of health literacy

Udgivelsesform Videnskabelige artikler
År 2014
Udgiver BMC Public Health. 2014; 14: 1095


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