Understanding the impact of health literacy on women's health

Carol Shieh, Judith A. Halstead

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Abstract

Low health literacy negatively affects a woman's health knowledge, preventive behavior, ability to navigate the health care system, and ability to care for her children. Interventions to increase a woman's heath literacy include written education materials with proper reading level and design, clear communication, and education to increase health knowledge, self-efficacy, and self-advocacy skills. Health literacy should also be incorporated in nursing education programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-612
Number of pages12
JournalJOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Volume38
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Health Literacy
Aptitude
Women's Health
Education
Nursing Education
Self Efficacy
Child Care
Reading
Communication
Delivery of Health Care
Health
Literacy

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Communication
  • Health education
  • Health literacy
  • Women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Maternity and Midwifery
  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care

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Understanding the impact of health literacy on women's health. / Shieh, Carol; Halstead, Judith A.

In: JOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, Vol. 38, No. 5, 2009, p. 601-612.

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