Low Health Literacy: A Qualitative Analysis

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Making appropriate health decisions depend on the patient’s degree of understanding of the basic health information and the strategies used by health care providers to assist patients with low health literacy levels. In the article “Experiences of nursing students in caring for patients with behaviors suggestive of low health literacy: a qualitative analysis”, written by Carol Shieh, Anne E. Belcher, Barbara Habermann in 2012, the authors describe the main topics that might affect how patients understand health information from the nursing students ' perspective. Shieh, Belcher, and Habermann (2012) stated “as the population with chronic illness grows, preparing health workers with the knowledge and skills to help patients with low health

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