Health literacy is a set of individual skills that allow a person to gain and utilize new health information. It incorporates the ability to understand health information from pamphlets, obtain applicable health information during an interview with health experts, and to access and assess health information from other platforms. Patients with inadequate critical health literacy have a poorer understanding of their disease progression, medication regimens, and techniques for dealing with their disease.
Dennis Butto, Hellen Mberia, Julius Bosire (2020); Critical Health Literacy and Doctor-Patient Communication: Highlighting the Role of Patients’ Support Networks in Chronic Conditions; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
10(12) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.10.12.2020.p10820