Understanding Functional Health Literacy and its Effects on Medication Use in the Underserved Population by Kimberly Tsai, UCSD PharmD Student

August 24, 2009
DOI: 10.4016/12374.01
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Conference:
UCSD School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy
Abstract:
The objectives of the study were: 1) To evaluate functional health literacy and how patients in an underserved population take medications; 2) To assess patient adherence to medication therapy between functional health literacy levels; 3) To assess patient understanding of medication therapy between functional health literacy levels; and 4) To evaluate discrepancies between patient-reported, prescription label (“bottle”), and electronic medical record directions.
Description:
This research study was conducted at the St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Family Health Center clinic in San Diego, CA.