Measuring health literacy

Measuring health literacy

Measuring health literacy

Date posted: August 18, 2014

Can you measure health literacy?

There are tests and tools, and here are three of them:

They all vary in what they measure and how long they take to administer. You can find brief descriptions in a We (Heart) Health Literacy post from Communicate Health. It includes a reminder that screening tools don’t measure a patient’s ability to use the information to make informed decisions, and clear, plain language benefits everyone.

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