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Health Literacy: New Articles

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Medline/PubMed Search Strategy

health literacy[mesh] OR (health[ti] AND literacy[ti]) OR ("health literacy" OR "health literate" OR "medical literacy") OR (functional[tw] AND health[tw] AND literacy[tw]) OR numeracy OR ((low literate[ti] OR low literacy[ti] OR literacy[ti] OR illiteracy[ti] OR literate[ti] OR illiterate[ti] OR reading[mh] OR comprehension[mh] OR "information literacy"[mesh]) AND (health promotion[major] OR health education[major] OR patient education[major] OR Communication Barriers[major] OR communication[major:noexp] OR health knowledge,attitudes,practice[major] OR attitude to health[major])) OR (comprehension[major] AND educational status[major]) OR (family[ti] AND literacy[ti]) OR (("drug labeling" OR Prescriptions [mh]) AND ("comprehension" OR "numeracy")) OR "low health literacy"[tw] OR "ehealth literacy"[tw] OR "limited health literacy"[tw] OR "low numeracy"[tw] OR ((cancer[ti] OR diabetes[ti]) AND (literacy[ti] OR comprehension[ti])) OR "adult literacy" OR "limited literacy" OR "patient understanding"[ti] OR "disease knowledge"[tw] OR ((self care [major] "self care"[tw] OR "self-care"[tw]) AND perception[mh]) OR (comprehension AND food labeling[mh]) OR (comprehension AND informed consent) OR (comprehension AND insurance, health) AND English[la]

Health Literacy Search Terms

Suggested Search Phrases and Terms

"Health Literacy"

"health literate"

"medical literacy"

"information literacy"


"low literacy"







"patient family"




"drug label"


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The MEDLINE/PubMed health literacy search retrieves citations to English language journal literature. The results shown are sorted by most recent. The Reference and Web Services Section of the National Library of Medicine created and maintains this health literacy search strategy. If you would like to see the full results of this search, you can click here

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