IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 12, December 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Dennis Butto, Hellen Mberia, Julius Bosire
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.