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ERIC Number: ED538003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-9784-7523-9
Measuring Health Literacy: A Challenge to Curriculum Design and Evaluation. Research Briefs on Adult Literacy. Number 1
Pleasant, Andrew
Centre for Literacy of Quebec
There is a growing interest in health literacy and in developing curricula for health care providers and for the general public. However, developing curriculum without accompanying evaluation plans is like starting a race without a finish line, and current measures of health literacy are not up to the task of evaluating curriculum. This research brief critically reviews the literature on health literacy measures and proposes a future direction.
Centre for Literacy of Quebec. 2100 Marlowe Avenue Suite 236, Montreal, QC H4A 3L5, Canada. Tel: 514-798-5601; Fax: 514-798-5602; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES)
Authoring Institution: Centre for Literacy of Quebec (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada