Måling af patientens sundhedskompetence kan bedre kommunikation i sundhedsvæsenet

Translated title of the contribution: Measuring health literacy can improve communication in health care

Ole Nørgaard, Kristine Sørensen, Helle Terkildsen Maindal, Lars Kayser

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    A tool for measuring health literacy is desirable when tailoring health care services to individual patients. Existing tools measure the functional aspects of health literacy whereas newly developed tools have a broader scope and measure people's knowledge, motivation and competences to access, understand, appraise and apply health information. Two novel, international health literacy questionnaires have been translated and are being validated in a Danish context. The final questionnaires may assist Danish health professionals in shaping communication with patients and reduce health disparities.

    Translated title of the contributionMeasuring health literacy can improve communication in health care
    Original languageDanish
    JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)37-9
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2014


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