Low Literacy In Health Care

138 Words1 Page
Literacy is an ability to read and write including skill to access knowledge through technology and ability to assess complex contexts.18 In 2013, the number of illiterate adults was estimated to be 757 million developing and developed countries in worldwide.19 Low literacy is an important factor to understand how to self-care and management illness and access health care service system. Therefore, low literacy is a fundamental barriers to effectiveness self-care.20, 21Additionally, inadequate literacy may influence on knowledge, self-care skills leading to illness exacerbations, higher burden of symptoms, poorer QOL, and increased risk of hospitalization and death. 22-24 The patient-centred aspect of the intervention should be considered

More about Low Literacy In Health Care

Open Document