Scopus Publication Detail
The publication detail shows the title, authors (with indicators showing other profiled authors), information on the publishing organization, abstract and a link to the article in Scopus. This abstract is what is used to create the fingerprint of the publication.
Carol Heinrich(Profiled Author: Carol Heinrich)
Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 2012;24(4):218-223.Abstract
Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this project was to describe the concept of health literacy, and to assess health literacy levels in diabetic patients receiving care in primary care settings. Data sources: Health literacy was measured by the Newest Vital Sign (NVS), an assessment tool that was developed for use in primary care settings. The sample consisted of 54 participants of whom 22% were Caucasian, 43% Black, and 35% Latino/Latina. Health literacy scores ranged from 0-6, with a mean of 2.87. Nearly 2/3 of the participants obtained scores of 3 or less, indicating a strong possibility of limited literacy. Significant correlations were obtained between health literacy and educational level, and between health literacy and ethnicity/race. Conclusions: Limited health literacy is so common that health literacy assessment needs to be considered in all clinical practice settings. Health literacy is considered the sixth vital sign-along with temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, and pain level. Implications for practice: The NVS takes about three minutes to administer and the assessment is easily accomplished during the initial visit for each patient. Healthcare providers will then be aware of the health literacy level of each patient and base their communication appropriately. ©2012 The Author(s) Journal compilation ©2012 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
This section shows information related to the publication - computed using the fingerprint of the publication - including related publications, related experts with fingerprints representing significant amounts of overlap between their fingerprint and this publication. The red dots indicate whether those experts or terms appear within the publication, thereby showing potential and actual connections.
Barry D. Weiss; Mary Z. Mays; William Martz; Kelley Merriam Castro; Darren A. DeWalt; Michael P. Pignone; Joy Mockbee; Frank A. HaleAnnals of Family Medicine. 2005;3(6):514-522.
Barbara Ferguson; Sarah G. Lowman; Darren A. DeWaltJournal of Health Communication. 2011;16(2):124-134.
Karen D Stallings; Thomas J BaconNorth Carolina medical journal. 2007;68(5):368-371.
Appears in this Document