Levels of health literacy and English comprehension in patients presenting to South African primary healthcare facilities
作者: Zelda Janse van Rensburg
作者单位: 1Department of Nursing, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg
刊名: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, 2020, Vol.12 (1), pp.e1-e6
来源数据库: African Online Scientific Information System PTY Ltd
DOI: 10.4102/phcfm.v12i1.2047
关键词: REALM-RHealth literacyPrimary healthcare facilitiesLiteracyEnglish comprehensionLearning Ability Battery (LAB)
原始语种摘要: Background: Health literacy is a relatively new concept in the South African primary healthcare (PHC) sector as well as globally, and limited new literature is available on the topic. In this study, we focused on investigating, describing and comparing health literacy scores calculated using three different tools to assess a patient’s level of English comprehension. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which patients have the capacity to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions. South Africa is a linguistically and culturally diverse country, yet English is often used as the main language for imparting health education in PHC facilities. Patients often do not comprehend the health education received. Primary...
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  • comprehension 理解力
  • literacy 识字
  • English 英语英国的英国人的英语的
  • facilities 设备
  • words 文字
  • pronounce 发音
  • pronunciation 发音法
  • PHC Probe Heat Computer
  • tools 工具
  • determine 决心