ERIC Number: ED448329
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Health Communication and Literacy: An Annotated Bibliography.
This annotated bibliography lists publications and World Wide Web sites dealing with health communication and literacy. The 51 publications, which were all published between 1982 and 1998, contain information about and/or for use in the following areas: assessment, assessment tools, elderly adults, empowerment, maternal and child health, patient education, plain language, and plain language materials. The following are among the topics covered within those broad areas: assessment of the reading ability and communication skills of elderly individuals; data collection methods; assessment of the difficulty level of health-related materials; socioeconomic factors affecting patient assessment; drug compliance among elderly individuals; empowerment and community health; patient education related to specific types of cancer, diabetes, and lupus; patient education models; and patient education materials devoted to nutrition. The following are among the materials available at the nine Web sites listed: search engines; links to health- and nutrition-related Web sites whose usability has been rated by practitioners in the field; evaluation instruments for determining the appropriateness of health-related Web sites; resources for literacy practitioners; and health education curricula and materials focused on cancer detection. Concluding the bibliography is an un-annotated list of 15 additional articles. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Annotated Bibliographies, Cancer, Child Health, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Content Area Reading, Diabetes, Empowerment, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Health Materials, Health Promotion, Information Sources, Internet, Literacy Education, Nutrition, Older Adults, Patient Education, Public Policy, Reading Ability, Reading Diagnosis, World Wide Web
Centre for Literacy of Quebec, 3040 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H3Z 1A4 Canada ($10; includes shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Centre for Literacy, Montreal (Quebec).
Identifiers - Location: Canada