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Meeting Health Information Needs Outside Of Healthcare by Alla Keselman, Catherine Arnott Smith

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Health literacy research’s growth, challenges, and frontiers

Robert A. Logan     U.S. National Library of Medicine, Maryland

Abstract

This chapter discusses how health literacy research has evolved. It provides a brief history, reviews some of health literacy’s conceptual underpinnings, notes the range of current research, addresses some current research gaps, and encourages future research. This chapter introduces the rapid expansion of health literacy research into diverse areas of clinical medicine, the health-care delivery system, nonclinical settings, and health communication areas. This chapter also explores some of the current challenges in health literacy research and provides a brief conclusion. Although this chapter emphasizes health ...

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