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Health Literacy Research Roundup: Online Neurosurgery Materials, an Intervention for Medication Adherence, and the Health Literacy Questionnaire.

July 22, 2013

researchA comparative analysis of neurosurgical online education materials to assess patient comprehensionAgarwal, N., et al. in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.

An analysis of patient education resources available on the American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ website found that the readability was uniformly too difficult.


A randomized, controlled study of an educational intervention to improve recall of auxiliary medication labeling and adherence to antibioticsPham, J. A., et al. in SAGE Open Medicine.

A study showed that providing medication counseling in community pharmacies may help patients correctly recall medication label information.

The grounded psychometric development and initial validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)Osborne, R. H., et al. in BMC Public Health.

Researchers used a validity-driven approach to develop questionnaire items and scales related to health literacy such as, “navigating the health care system” and “feeling understood and supported by healthcare providers”.


Our research roundup highlights health literacy articles as they are newly indexed in Google Scholar. Tweet us @HealthLiteracy1 to suggest a health literacy article for the next roundup!

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