General literacy includes:
• Critical thinking and judgment
Health literacy includes:
• Ability to find, understand and communicate health information
• Ability to assess health information
Concept of functional literacy
• Bank forms/
Canadian Council on Learning. (2007). Health Literacy in Canada: Initial results from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey. Ottawa: Canadian Council on Learning. View Report
Friedman, D., & Hoffman-Goetz, L. (2007). Assessing cultural sensitivity of breast cancer information for older Aboriginal women. Journal of Cancer Education, 22(2), 112-118.
Friedman, D., Hoffman-Goetz, L., & Arocha, J. F. (2004). Readability of cancer information on the internet. Journal of Cancer Education, 19(2), 117-122.
Fogel, J. (2003). Internet use for cancer information among racial/ethnic groups and low literacy groups. Cancer Control, 10(5), 45-51.
Neuhauser, L. & Kreps, G. L. (2008). Online cancer communication: Meeting the literacy, cultural and linguistic needs of diverse audiences. Patient Education and Counseling, 71(3), 365-377.
All of the information is available on the web or by request from the HRSRH Health Sciences Library (email@example.com).
American College of Physicians Foundation. (2011) Anyone can have poor health literacy. Running time 6:26 min.
Hamilton Health Sciences Health Literacy Connection
Pleasant, A. & Kuruvilla, S. (2008). A tale of two health literacies: public health and clinical approaches to health literacy. Health Promotion International, 23(2),152-159
Schiavo, R. (2007). Health communication: From theory to practice.San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Schwartzberg, J. G., VanGeest, J. B. & Wang, C. G. (Eds.). (2005). Understanding health literacy: Implications for medicine and public health. United States: American Medical Association.
Factors affecting health Literacy
Factors affecting communication