Perspectives for the Primary-Care Physician on the Strengths and Shortcomings in the Healthcare-Oriented Research of Child and Adult Literacy

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Title:
Perspectives for the Primary-Care Physician on the Strengths and Shortcomings in the Healthcare-Oriented Research of Child and Adult Literacy
Author:
Brimhall, Darrell M.
Affiliation:
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
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Collection Information:
This item is part of the College of Medicine - Phoenix Scholarly Projects 2011 collection. For more information, contact the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library at pbc-library@email.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
The acquisition of literacy is a skill that cannot be understated. A wide variety of distinct academic fields have long studied this issue and have found strong evidence that proficiency in literacy affect many aspects of the individual including socioeconomic status, health, and behaviors. In the last two decades, literacy in healthcare has been intently investigated not only as it relates to the health status of the individual, but also how one functions in the health system. Health literacy is a subset of the much broader concept of general literacy and physicians will gain a greater ability to understand and assist patients by incorporating this paradigm into their practice. While the literature has made important headway in understanding the impact of literacy, gaps and inconsistencies appear frequently within the literature. The intent of this study was to examine the wide variety of literacy research and summarize the strengths and weaknesses through the perspective of primary-care clinicians.
MeSH Subjects:
Health Literacy
Description:
A Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.
Mentor:
Brady, Sharon, PhD

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dc.titlePerspectives for the Primary-Care Physician on the Strengths and Shortcomings in the Healthcare-Oriented Research of Child and Adult Literacy-
dc.contributor.authorBrimhall, Darrell M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenixen_US
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Medicine - Phoenix, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the College of Medicine - Phoenix Scholarly Projects 2011 collection. For more information, contact the Phoenix Biomedical Campus Library at pbc-library@email.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe acquisition of literacy is a skill that cannot be understated. A wide variety of distinct academic fields have long studied this issue and have found strong evidence that proficiency in literacy affect many aspects of the individual including socioeconomic status, health, and behaviors. In the last two decades, literacy in healthcare has been intently investigated not only as it relates to the health status of the individual, but also how one functions in the health system. Health literacy is a subset of the much broader concept of general literacy and physicians will gain a greater ability to understand and assist patients by incorporating this paradigm into their practice. While the literature has made important headway in understanding the impact of literacy, gaps and inconsistencies appear frequently within the literature. The intent of this study was to examine the wide variety of literacy research and summarize the strengths and weaknesses through the perspective of primary-care clinicians.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Literacyen_US
dc.descriptionA Thesis submitted to The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.en_US
dc.contributor.mentorBrady, Sharon, PhDen_US
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