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Health Literacy - A Scoping Study: Final Report

DescriptionHealth Literacy - A Scoping Study: Final Report
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 16, 2009


ISBN 978 0 7559 7784 0

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Executive Summary
1. Introduction
2. Study Context
3. Aim and Objectives
4. Study Methods and Approach
5. Findings - Stage 1

6. Findings - Stage 2
Usage and Understanding Of and Attitudes Towards the
Terminology of 'Health Literacy'
Perceived Scale of Low Health Literacy
Links (Overlaps) Between Health Literacy and Other Policy
Topics / Areas
Perceived Main Issues in Health Literacy
Ongoing Relevant Initiatives
What do Respondents See as the Next Steps for Health
Tensions and Challenges

7. Conclusions
8. Recommendations
References and Publications
Annex 1: Topic Guide for Interviews
Annex 2: Key Informant Interviews at Stage 2
Annex 3: Findings - Stage 1
Annex 4: A Selection of Ongoing Initiatives in Scotland