This paper introduces the concept of health literacy to the Danish health field by sharing the definition, conceptual model and matrix from the European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU). The general results of the HLS-EU are presented to show how health literacy can be measured, and how limited health literacy is a challenge for various European countries. The fact that the term health literacy is not easily translated into Danish might be a barrier for its wider use and dissemination. However, this should not be an excuse for lack of attention or action in Danish health services.
|Journal||Ugeskrift for Læger|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
Sorensen, K., Norgaard, O., & Maindal, H. T. (2014). Behov for mere forskning i patienters sundhedskompetence [Need for more research in patients' health literacy]. Ugeskrift for Læger, 176(1), 40-43. http://ugeskriftet.dk/videnskab/behov-mere-forskning-i-patienters-sundhedskompetence-1