M S Wolf

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the Communication and Attitudinal Self-Efficacy scale for cancer (CASE-cancer)
    Michael S Wolf
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 North St Clair, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 57:333-41. 2005
  2. pmc Clinic-based versus outsourced implementation of a diabetes health literacy intervention
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:59-67. 2014
  3. pmc Risk of unintentional overdose with non-prescription acetaminophen products
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1587-93. 2012
  4. pmc Usability of FDA-approved medication guides
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1714-20. 2012
  5. pmc Literacy, cognitive function, and health: results of the LitCog study
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1300-7. 2012
  6. pmc Literacy and learning in health care
    Michael S Wolf
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Center for Communication in Healthcare, Health Literacy and Learning Program, Institute for Healthcare Studies and Division of General Internal Medicine, 750 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Pediatrics 124:S275-81. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint To err is human: patient misinterpretations of prescription drug label instructions
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Division of Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 67:293-300. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and health risk behaviors among older adults
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:19-24. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Literacy, self-efficacy, and HIV medication adherence
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program HeLP, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 65:253-60. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint A critical review of FDA-approved Medication Guides
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 62:316-22. 2006

Detail Information

Publications70

  1. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the Communication and Attitudinal Self-Efficacy scale for cancer (CASE-cancer)
    Michael S Wolf
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 North St Clair, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 57:333-41. 2005
    ..Our two-step approach to presenting response options may also provide a model for helping lower literate patients more accurately respond to survey items...
  2. pmc Clinic-based versus outsourced implementation of a diabetes health literacy intervention
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 29:59-67. 2014
    ..We compared two implementation approaches for a health literacy diabetes intervention designed for community health centers...
  3. pmc Risk of unintentional overdose with non-prescription acetaminophen products
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1587-93. 2012
    ..There is increasing concern over the risk of consumer unintentional misuse of non-prescription (a.k.a. 'over-the-counter') medications containing acetaminophen, which could lead to acute liver failure...
  4. pmc Usability of FDA-approved medication guides
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1714-20. 2012
    ..Little is known about the effectiveness of this information to adequately inform patients on safe use...
  5. pmc Literacy, cognitive function, and health: results of the LitCog study
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 27:1300-7. 2012
    ..Emerging evidence suggests the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes could be explained by cognitive abilities...
  6. pmc Literacy and learning in health care
    Michael S Wolf
    Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Center for Communication in Healthcare, Health Literacy and Learning Program, Institute for Healthcare Studies and Division of General Internal Medicine, 750 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Pediatrics 124:S275-81. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint To err is human: patient misinterpretations of prescription drug label instructions
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Division of Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 67:293-300. 2007
    ..To examine the nature and cause of patients' misunderstanding common dosage instructions on prescription drug container labels...
  8. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and health risk behaviors among older adults
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:19-24. 2007
    ..In this study, the association between health literacy and the prevalence of health risk behaviors was examined among older adults...
  9. ncbi request reprint Literacy, self-efficacy, and HIV medication adherence
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program HeLP, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 65:253-60. 2007
    ..We examined the relationship between patient literacy level and self-reported HIV medication adherence, while estimating the mediating roles of treatment knowledge and self-efficacy on this relationship...
  10. ncbi request reprint A critical review of FDA-approved Medication Guides
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 62:316-22. 2006
    ..To investigate whether consumer-directed, FDA-approved Medication Guides issued for potentially harmful medications are likely to be useful to patients with limited literacy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Patients' shame and attitudes toward discussing the results of literacy screening
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Health Commun 12:721-32. 2007
    ..Patients with limited literacy were more likely to report feelings of shame as a result of disclosure (p < 0.05). Health care providers must recognize the potential shame patients might experience as a result of literacy screening...
  12. ncbi request reprint Improving prescription drug labeling
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Chicago, IL, USA
    N C Med J 68:340-2. 2007
  13. pmc Variability in pharmacy interpretations of physician prescriptions
    Michael S Wolf
    Center for Communication in Healthcare, Institute for Healthcare Studies and Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Med Care 47:370-3. 2009
    ..The clarity of prescription drug instructions is a health literacy and medication safety concern...
  14. pmc Improving prescription drug warnings to promote patient comprehension
    Michael S Wolf
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:50-6. 2010
    ..We evaluated whether the use of "enhanced print" drug warnings could improve patient comprehension beyond a current standard...
  15. ncbi request reprint In search of 'low health literacy': threshold vs. gradient effect of literacy on health status and mortality
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, United States
    Soc Sci Med 70:1335-41. 2010
    ..We conclude that the nature of the relationship between literacy and health may vary depending upon the outcome under examination...
  16. pmc Effect of standardized, patient-centered label instructions to improve comprehension of prescription drug use
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Med Care 49:96-100. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of standardized, patient-centered label (PCL) instructions to improve comprehension of prescription drug use compared with typical instructions...
  17. pmc Helping patients simplify and safely use complex prescription regimens
    Michael S Wolf
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:300-5. 2011
    ..We investigated whether patients consolidate their medications or whether there is evidence of unnecessary regimen complexity that would support standardization...
  18. ncbi request reprint Literacy, race, and PSA level among low-income men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer
    Michael S Wolf
    Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute for Healthcare Studies and Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Urology 68:89-93. 2006
    ..We investigated whether, after adjusting for literacy, race was a significant independent predictor of greater PSA levels among men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer...
  19. ncbi request reprint Local perspective of the impact of the HIPAA privacy rule on research
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Cancer 106:474-9. 2006
    ..The setting was a natural experiment which involved a single-site, clinical research study that was initiated before the enactment of HIPAA and subsequently modified to be compliant with the new policy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Misunderstanding of prescription drug warning labels among patients with low literacy
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:1048-55. 2006
    ..The common causes for misunderstanding prescription drug warning labels (PWLs) among adults with low literacy were studied...
  21. ncbi request reprint Relation between literacy and HIV treatment knowledge among patients on HAART regimens
    M S Wolf
    Center for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    AIDS Care 17:863-73. 2005
    ..Patients with limited literacy skills may lack essential knowledge related to their HIV treatment. Clinicians may require additional training for improving communication with these patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and functional health status among older adults
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies and Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair St, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:1946-52. 2005
    ..We evaluated the association between health literacy, self-reported physical and mental health functioning, and health-related activity limitations among new Medicare managed care enrollees...
  23. ncbi request reprint A qualitative study of literacy and patient response to HIV medication adherence questionnaires
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Dept of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Health Commun 10:509-17. 2005
    ..Patients receiving treatment for HIV infection, especially those with limited literacy skills, may find it difficult to respond to existing HIV medication adherence questionnaires...
  24. pmc Development of a brief survey on colon cancer screening knowledge and attitudes among veterans
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 N St Clair St, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A11. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a brief assessment tool to evaluate knowledge and attitudes among veterans toward colorectal cancer screening options...
  25. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and patient knowledge in a Southern US HIV clinic
    M S Wolf
    Center for Healthcare Studies, Department of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 15:747-52. 2004
    ..005). Physicians may require training to appropriately convey health information to patients of low literacy...
  26. ncbi request reprint HIV prevention in practice: an assessment of the public health response of physicians and nurses in the Midwest
    Michael S Wolf
    Center for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, 400 East Ontario, Room 217, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Community Health 29:63-73. 2004
    ..0 times more likely to identify a public health role (p = .012). These findings reflect the need for greater awareness among medical providers of the importance of assuming a public health role with the HIV epidemic...
  27. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening among the medically underserved
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 17:47-54. 2006
    ..05) and to have been screened (p<.01). Organizational interventions are needed to support physicians in medically underserved areas and to promote recommended screening practices...
  28. ncbi request reprint Preparing social workers to address HIV/AIDS prevention and detection: implications for professional training and education
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Community Health 27:165-80. 2002
    ..Both prior HIV-related training and education and prior work experience with HIV-infected clients were statistically significant and independent predictors of current HIV-related practice behaviors reported by social workers...
  29. pmc Improving colorectal cancer screening among the medically underserved: a pilot study within a federally qualified health center
    Kishore Khankari
    Access Community Health Network, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1410-4. 2007
    ..Colorectal cancer screening rates remain low, especially among low-income and racial/ethnic minority groups...
  30. ncbi request reprint Investigating Hispanic/Latino perceptions about colorectal cancer screening: a community-based approach to effective message design
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Center for Communication and Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 68:145-52. 2007
    ..We assessed knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding CRC screening to inform the development of messages that promote screening among Hispanic/Latino patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Social stigma concerns and HIV medication adherence
    Lance S Rintamaki
    Midwest Center for Health Services and Policy Research, Veteran Affairs Chicago Healthcare System, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 20:359-68. 2006
    ....
  32. pmc Physician-patient communication about colorectal cancer screening
    Michael S Wolf
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Center for Communication and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1493-9. 2007
    ..Despite the documented benefits of colorectal cancer screening, patient participation rates remain low. Physician recommendation has been identified as a significant predictor of screening completion...
  33. doi request reprint Inadequate health literacy is associated with suboptimal health beliefs in older asthmatics
    Alex D Federman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10029, USA
    J Asthma 47:620-6. 2010
    ..To examine the relationship between suboptimal asthma beliefs and inadequate health literacy among older adults with asthma...
  34. ncbi request reprint Medication reconciliation and hypertension control
    Stephen D Persell
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill, USA
    Am J Med 123:182.e9-182.e15. 2010
    ..Discrepancies between the medical record and patient medication list are common. The relationship of discrepancies to chronic disease control has not been established...
  35. ncbi request reprint Working memory and the design of health materials: a cognitive factors perspective
    Elizabeth A H Wilson
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Center for Communication in Healthcare, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 74:318-22. 2009
    ..We specifically focus on the impact of certain design factors such as text format and syntax, the inclusion of images, and the choice of modality on individuals' ability to understand and remember health information...
  36. doi request reprint Asthma 1-2-3: a low literacy multimedia tool to educate African American adults about asthma
    Rina M Sobel
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Center for Communication in Healthcare, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Community Health 34:321-7. 2009
    ..In general, feedback from the target population was particularly helpful in the development of the tool and its initial evaluation, and should be considered as a necessary step in the creation of other patient education materials...
  37. doi request reprint Availability of Spanish prescription labels: a multi-state pharmacy survey
    Stacy Cooper Bailey
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Med Care 47:707-10. 2009
    ..Patient misunderstanding of prescription drug label instructions is a leading cause of medication errors. Among Latino patients, limited English proficiency is a major barrier to comprehension of medication instructions...
  38. doi request reprint Education, literacy, and health: Mediating effects on hypertension knowledge and control
    Anjali U Pandit
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Center for Communication in Healthcare, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Institute for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 75:381-5. 2009
    ..To determine whether literacy mediates the association between education, hypertension knowledge and control...
  39. ncbi request reprint Predictors of misunderstanding pediatric liquid medication instructions
    Stacy Cooper Bailey
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Center for Communication in Healthcare, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Fam Med 41:715-21. 2009
    ..Our objective was to determine the level of adult understanding of dosage instructions for a liquid medication commonly prescribed for children...
  40. pmc Ask, understand, remember: a brief measure of patient communication self-efficacy within clinical encounters
    Marla L Clayman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Health Commun 15:72-9. 2010
    ..It may also be useful in identifying and assisting patients who are at risk for errors or non-adherence with self-care behaviors...
  41. pmc Can electronic health records help improve patients' understanding of medications?
    Jennifer R Webb
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, 750 N Lakeshore Dr, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Manag Care 16:919-22. 2010
    ....
  42. pmc Measuring patients' self-efficacy in understanding and using prescription medication
    Kenzie A Cameron
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:372-6. 2010
    ..To create a brief assessment tool, the Medication Understanding and Use Self-Efficacy Scale (MUSE)...
  43. doi request reprint Media and memory: the efficacy of video and print materials for promoting patient education about asthma
    Elizabeth A H Wilson
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 80:393-8. 2010
    ..We examined the effects of presentation medium on immediate and delayed recall of information and assessed the effect of giving patients take-home materials after initial presentations...
  44. ncbi request reprint Measuring adult literacy in health care: performance of the newest vital sign
    Chandra Y Osborn
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:S36-46. 2007
    ..To compare performance of the newest vital sign (NVS) with existing literacy measures...
  45. doi request reprint Literacy, cognitive ability, and the retention of health-related information about colorectal cancer screening
    Elizabeth A H Wilson
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Health Commun 15:116-25. 2010
    ..Design and intervention strategies for educational tools should consider cognitive factors such as working memory demands in addition to focusing on the readability of materials...
  46. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered approach for improving prescription drug warning labels
    Jennifer Webb
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Center for Communication and Medicine, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 72:443-9. 2008
    ..To use a patient-centered approach to refine warning labels promoting the safe use of prescription drugs among patients, regardless of literacy level...
  47. pmc Literacy, social stigma, and HIV medication adherence
    Katherine R Waite
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:1367-72. 2008
    ..Prior studies have linked limited literacy to poorer HIV medication adherence, although the precise causal pathways of this relationship have only been initially investigated...
  48. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and patient understanding of screening tests for aneuploidy and neural tube defects
    Regina N Cho
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, IL, USA
    Prenat Diagn 27:463-7. 2007
    ..To determine if health literacy is associated with patient understanding of prenatal screening tests for fetal aneuploidy and neural tube defects...
  49. ncbi request reprint Health literacy skills of kidney transplant recipients
    Elisa J Gordon
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University, 750 N Lake Shore Drive, 10th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Prog Transplant 19:25-34. 2009
    ..Although low health literacy can affect patients' treatment decision making, comprehension of health information, and medication adherence, little is known about health literacy skills of kidney transplant recipients...
  50. pmc Health literacy, cognitive abilities, and mortality among elderly persons
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Evanston, IL, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:723-6. 2008
    ..Low health literacy and low cognitive abilities both predict mortality, but no study has jointly examined these relationships...
  51. ncbi request reprint Health literacy and mortality among elderly persons
    David W Baker
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair St, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60611 2927, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1503-9. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether low health literacy levels independently predict overall and cause-specific mortality...
  52. ncbi request reprint Health literacy: an overlooked factor in understanding HIV health disparities
    Chandra Y Osborn
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 676 N St Clair Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Prev Med 33:374-8. 2007
    ..Limited health literacy may be a contributing factor to racial disparities in health care. This study examined the mediating effect of limited health literacy on the relationship between race and HIV-medication adherence...
  53. pmc Limited health literacy is a barrier to medication reconciliation in ambulatory care
    Stephen D Persell
    Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1523-6. 2007
    ..Limited health literacy may influence patients' ability to identify medications taken; a serious concern for ambulatory safety and quality...
  54. ncbi request reprint Communication techniques for patients with low health literacy: a survey of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists
    Joanne G Schwartzberg
    Department of Medicine, and Public Health, American Medical Association, Chicago, IL 60610, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:S96-104. 2007
    ..To explore the self-reported techniques used by health care professionals to enhance communication with patients with low health literacy...
  55. ncbi request reprint Costs and cost effectiveness of a health care provider-directed intervention to promote colorectal cancer screening among Veterans
    Michael S Wolf
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA
    J Clin Oncol 23:8877-83. 2005
    ..The objective of this secondary analysis was to assess the cost effectiveness of the colorectal cancer screening promotion intervention...
  56. ncbi request reprint Shared decision-making and the lower literate patient
    David I Shalowitz
    Center for Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 32:759-64. 2004
  57. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a short-form, rapid estimate of adult literacy in medicine
    Ahsan M Arozullah
    Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 820 S Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Med Care 45:1026-33. 2007
    ..Although prior studies used the 66-item Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM instrument) for literacy assessment, researchers may require a shorter, validated instrument when designing interventions for clinical contexts...
  58. pmc Evidence does not support clinical screening of literacy
    Michael K Paasche-Orlow
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 23:100-2. 2008
    ..There is fair evidence to suggest that possible harm outweighs any current benefits; therefore, clinical screening for literacy should not be recommended at this time...
  59. pmc Low literacy impairs comprehension of prescription drug warning labels
    Terry C Davis
    Department of Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71104, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 21:847-51. 2006
    ..Adverse events resulting from medication error are a serious concern. Patients' literacy and their ability to understand medication information are increasingly seen as a safety issue...
  60. ncbi request reprint Literacy and misunderstanding prescription drug labels
    Terry C Davis
    Department of Medicine Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport, Louisiana 71104, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:887-94. 2006
    ..Health literacy has increasingly been viewed as a patient safety issue and may contribute to medication errors...
  61. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of a utilities-based treatment decision intervention for prostate cancer patients
    Sara J Knight
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Francisco, CA, USA
    Clin Prostate Cancer 1:105-14. 2002
    ..Future refinements of both the utility assessment exercise and decision analytic model may be needed before the feasibility of the model in the clinical setting can be determined...
  62. ncbi request reprint Health literacy: implications for family medicine
    Terry C Davis
    Fam Med 36:595-8. 2004
    ..Further research is required to identify effective interventions that will strengthen the skills and coping strategies of both patients and providers and also prevent and limit poor reading and numeracy ability in the next generation...
  63. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of the Rapid Estimate of Adolescent Literacy in Medicine (REALM-Teen): a tool to screen adolescents for below-grade reading in health care settings
    Terry C Davis
    Department of Pediatrics and Medicine, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, Shreveport, LA 71130, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1707-14. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to validate the Rapid Estimate of Adolescent Literacy in Medicine (REALM-Teen), a word-recognition test in English that can be used as a brief literacy-screening tool in health care settings...
  64. doi request reprint Provider and patient intervention to improve weight loss: a pilot study in a public hospital clinic
    Terry C Davis
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Shreveport, LA 71130, United States
    Patient Educ Couns 72:56-62. 2008
    ..To assess the efficacy of a literacy-appropriate weight loss intervention targeting providers and patients in improving physicians' weight loss counseling and patients' self-reported beliefs, and self-efficacy...
  65. ncbi request reprint Process evaluation in an intervention designed to improve rates of colorectal cancer screening in a VA medical center
    Marian L Fitzgibbon
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Section of Health Promotion Research, Department of Medicine, IL 60608, USA
    Health Promot Pract 8:273-81. 2007
    ..05). The patient intervention did not have the desired impact. The subgroup of patients in the patient intervention was not more likely to complete CRC screening...
  66. ncbi request reprint Patient preferences in prostate cancer: a clinician's guide to understanding health utilities
    Karen M Kramer
    Office of Research, Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, USA
    Clin Prostate Cancer 4:15-23. 2005
    ..Ultimately, the use and choice of one of these direct preference-based measures depends on the needs of the physician...
  67. ncbi request reprint The variability and quality of medication container labels
    William H Shrank
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont St, Ste 3030, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1760-5. 2007
    ..Medication errors occur frequently, and poor medication labeling is cited as a potential cause. We assessed the format, content, and variability of prescription drug container labels dispensed in the community...
  68. ncbi request reprint Editorial: the emerging field of health literacy research
    Michael S Wolf
    Am J Health Behav 31:S3-5. 2007
  69. ncbi request reprint Beyond the basics: designing a comprehensive response to low health literacy
    Elisa J Gordon
    Alden March Bioethics Institute
    Am J Bioeth 7:11-3; discussion W1-2. 2007
  70. ncbi request reprint The causal pathways linking health literacy to health outcomes
    Michael K Paasche-Orlow
    Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine and Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:S19-26. 2007
    ..To provide an evidence-based review of plausible causal pathways that could best explain well-established associations between limited health literacy and health outcomes...

Research Grants8

  1. Health Literacy and Cognitive Function among Older Adults
    Michael Wolf; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Exploratory analyses will also evaluate the efficacy of design strategies to improve health information materials. ..
  2. Health Literacy and Cognitive Function among Older Adults
    Michael Wolf; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Exploratory analyses will also evaluate the efficacy of design strategies to improve health information materials. ..
  3. Enhanced Spanish Drug Label Design to Promote Patient Understanding and Use
    Michael S Wolf; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Findings gathered will inform anticipated next steps for a dissemination strategy. ..