Adult learners' perspectives on screening reading ability for patient teaching.

Sharon. Brez
The expectation of greater individual responsibility for health promotion practices and decision making in hospitals is dependent upon knowledgeable consumers. The heavy reliance on printed material for both gathering and disseminating information in hospitals has led to recommendations that literacy screening tests be considered to enhance the efficacy of patient teaching interventions for the significant number of adults with low literacy skills. A qualitative case study design was used to investigate the response of adults...
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