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1

What is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions?

Health literacy

2

________ represents the framework upon which is built the understanding of health and disease.

Conceptual knowledge

3

_______ is defined as having the skills and confidence to use numbers and mathematics in a health care context.

Numeracy

4

________ includes being able to interpret data, tables, charts, solve problems, and make decisions based on logical thinking and reasoning.

Numeracy

5

Adults with ______ have less knowledge of disease management (diabetes, mental illness) and health-promoting behaviors (screening behaviors).

limited health literacy

6

Adults with _______ report poorer health outcomes and
are less likely to use preventive services.

limited health literacy

7

Adults with _______ have higher rates of hospitalization, use emergency departments more frequently, and have higher healthcare costs.

limited health literacy

8

What is the knowledge and skills needed to perform prose tasks (i.e., to search, comprehend, and use continuous texts.)? Examples include editorials, news, stories, brochures, and instructional material.

prose literacy

9

What is the knowledge and skills needed to perform prose tasks (i.e., to search, comprehend, and use non-continuous texts in various formats.)? Examples include job applications, payroll forms, transportation schedules, maps, tables, and drug or food labels.

document literacy

10

What is the knowledge and skills needed to perform prose tasks (i.e., to identify and perform computations, either alone or sequentially, using numbers embedded in materials.)? Examples include balancing a checkbook, figuring out a tip, completing an order form or determining the amount.

quantitative literacy

11

Health literacy definition refers to what three major points?

obtaining, understanding, and using health information

12

_______ is one of many factors along multiple pathways: access to and utilization of services, quality of provider-patient interaction, and self-care and health maintenance.

Health literacy

13

_______ describes an approach to communication whereby all patients are treated as if they have some health literacy deficits; that is, clear language is used for all.

Universal precautions