Health literacy – a key to medication adherence

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: JALUNDHWALA, Forum (Shreenath Chemicals, Quality Assurance, mumbai, India)
  • Co-author(s): Forum Janak Jalundhwala: Quality Assurance, Shreenath Chemicals, Mumbai, India
    Vaiyapuri Subramaniam: Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington DC, United States
    Shin Hsien Shen: Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Lack of medication adherence is observed due to poor health literacy.  Health literacy has been recognized widely as a strong predictor of medication adherence.  Health care systems continue to have significant gaps in the way health information is written and patients’ ability to understand and act on it.  Addressing low health literacy ..

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