Functional health literacy is significantly associated with risk factors for stroke in a population sample

Sarah Appleton, Sam Biermann, Anne Hamilton-Bruce, Cynthia Piantadosi, Graeme Tucker, Simon Koblar, Robert Adams

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Abstract

Improvement in stroke prevention requires effective health communication strategies to address knowledge gaps that stroke can be preventable and improve modifiable lifestyle factors (e.g. hypertension, smoking, obesity). Successful strategies will account for functional health literacy (FHL) skills of consumers (defined as abilities to read, calculate, and actively engage on oral and written information in healthcare settings), as less than half of adults have skills to meet the complex literacy demands of healthcare systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E23-E23
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Stroke
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • stroke prevention
  • risk factors
  • health communication strategies
  • functional health literacy

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