Research & Key Publications (33)
This study includes an examination of the impact of low health literacy on the uptake of bowel cancer screening.
This blog reflects on the issues that health literacy needs can have on women.
A review of the relationship between literacy and health outcomes.
- highlights the importance of health literacy in ensuring safe and high-quality care
- supports the need for a coordinated and collaborative approach within the health sector and across sectors to systematically address health literacy
- describes possible actions that can be taken by organisations and individuals working in the health sector to address health literacy.
Using data from the British Cohort born in 1970 this report set out to answer the following research question: can adult basic skills contribute to better health in adulthood?
This paper summarises evidence about (1) the costs of limited health literacy (HL) and (2) the cost-effectiveness of interventions to improve limited HL.
The European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU) was conducted during the summer of 2011 measuring health literacy levels of individuals across eight European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia), Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, and Spain).
The relationship between poor literacy skills and health status is now well recognized and better understood. Interest in this relationship has led to the emergence of the concept of health literacy which is described in this paper.
Low health literacy is associated with poorer health and higher mortality. Complex health materials are a barrier to health. This observational study assesses the literacy and numeracy skills required to understand commonly used English health information materials, and to describe population skills in relation to these.
The Marmot Review proposes an evidence based strategy to address the social determinants of health, the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age and which can lead to health inequalities. It draws further attention to the evidence that most people in England aren't living as long as the best off in society and spend longer in ill-health. Premature illness and death affects everyone below the top.