A framework for guiding health literacy research in populations with universal access to healthcare

Konstantine Keian Weld, Diane Padden, Gloria Ramsey, Sandra C. Garmon Bibb

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Abstract

At least one third of the US population suffers from limited health literacy, which hasbeen linked to poorer health status, higher costs, and individuals who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. However, research and the development of theoretical frameworks to study health literacy have only recently begun to occur. The purpose of this article is to describe theoretical frameworks that have either been used or may be used to guide health literacy research and to identify implications for nursing research and practice related to an adaptation of a health literacy framework developed specifically for conducting research in populations with universal access to healthcare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-318
Number of pages11
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Health communication
  • Health disparities
  • Health literacy
  • Literacy
  • Microrange theory
  • Military health system
  • Patient education
  • Theoretical framework
  • Universal access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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