Patient-Driven Education Materials: Low-Literate Adults Increase Understanding of Health Messages and Improve Compliance

Marilyn S. Townsend

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Abstract

Providing educational materials for low-literate patients is an enormous challenge for nursing professionals given that 90 million adults in the health care setting have limited literacy skills. Through the use of a 5-step process, patient educational materials can be created to increase patient understanding of health messages and improve patient compliance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-378
Number of pages12
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Education materials
  • Low-literate/literacy
  • Patient education
  • Readability
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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