Literacy Screening in a Clinic Descriptive Essay by ResearchRiter

Literacy Screening in a Clinic
Quick method for checking literacy in a clinic setting.
# 122552 | 500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Education (Reading) , Medical and Health (Medical Studies)

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This paper describes a shortened test for literacy screening designed to be used in a busy clinic setting. The test is described as allowing doctors to find out rapidly if their patients can understand the instructions they are being given regarding their medical problems.

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"The National Adult Literacy Survey showed that roughly ... percent of Americans are functionally illiterate and another fourth have equivocal literacy skills. (Bass Wilson and Griffith) Marginal functional literacy has been associated with poorer physical and psychological health and higher health care costs. This paper describes a revised Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine REALM-R test with items designed to provide rapid screening of patients for potential health literacy problems. This is necessary because many patients cannot understand instructions given to them regarding their treatment test results medications..."

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