The association of health literacy with cervical cancer prevention knowledge and health behaviors in a multiethnic cohort of women.

Stacy T. Lindau, Cecilia Tomori, Tom Lyons, Lizbet Langseth, Charles L. Bennett, Patricia Garcia

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OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to describe the relationship between health literacy, ethnicity, and cervical cancer screening practices and to evaluate physician recognition of low literacy. STUDY DESIGN: We studied a prospective cohort of English-speaking patients > or =18 years (n = 529) in ambulatory women's clinics. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to evaluate demographics, health practices and beliefs, and knowledge regarding cervical cancer screening and prevention. Physicians' assessments of patient reading skills were obtained. RESULTS: Low health literacy (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)938-943
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume186
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Health Literacy
Health Behavior
Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Physicians
Reading
Multivariate Analysis
Demography
Health
Literacy

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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The association of health literacy with cervical cancer prevention knowledge and health behaviors in a multiethnic cohort of women. / Lindau, Stacy T.; Tomori, Cecilia; Lyons, Tom; Langseth, Lizbet; Bennett, Charles L.; Garcia, Patricia.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 186, No. 5, 05.2002, p. 938-943.

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Lindau, Stacy T. ; Tomori, Cecilia ; Lyons, Tom ; Langseth, Lizbet ; Bennett, Charles L. ; Garcia, Patricia. / The association of health literacy with cervical cancer prevention knowledge and health behaviors in a multiethnic cohort of women. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2002 ; Vol. 186, No. 5. pp. 938-943.
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