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Health literacy, numeracy, and interpretation of graphical breast cancer risk estimates

Health literacy, numeracy, and interpretation of graphical breast cancer risk estimates,10.1016/j.pec.2010.04.027,Patient Education and Counseling,San

Health literacy, numeracy, and interpretation of graphical breast cancer risk estimates   (Citations: 2)
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Sandra M. Brown, Julie O. Culver, Kathryn E. Osann, Deborah J. MacDonald, Sharon Sand, Andrea A. Thornton, Marcia Grant, Deborah J. Bowen, Kelly A. Metcalfe, Harry B. Burke, Mark E. Robson, Susan Friedmanhttp://academic.research.microsoft.com/io.ashx?type=5&id=40570026&selfId1=0&selfId2=0&maxNumber=12&query=
ObjectiveHealth literacy and numeracy are necessary to understand health information and to make informed medical decisions. This study explored the relationships among health literacy, numeracy, and ability to accurately interpret graphical representations of breast cancer risk.
Journal: Patient Education and Counseling - PATIENT EDUC COUNS , vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 92-98, 2011
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    • ...We propose that visualization, the creation and use of visual attributes [32], images, information graphics [10], diagrams, and animations to convey and absorb information, can provide techniques and tools to help patients gain situational awareness of medical information, by simplifying large data sets and accelerating communication for timely informed decisions [11,28,2,7]...

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