Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions health literacy, adult, uae, disease, age
Sponsor Tawam Hospital
Start date June 2013
End date December 2015
Trial size 1500 participants
Trial identifier NCT02195778, CRD 262/13

Summary

Health Literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information to make good decisions about health and medical care. Health informatin can overwhelm even people with advanced literacy skills. About one third of the adult population in the United States has limited health literacy.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective cross-sectional
Arm

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Patient unable to read and write.
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 90 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - 18 and above - Willing to consent Exclusion Criteria: - Less than 18 - Severly ill - Unable to consent

Additional Information

Official title Assessment of Health Literacy Among Adult Patients in the United Arab Emirates to Facilitate Clinical Trials Recruitment.
Description Health literacy is the ability to understand health information and to use that information to make good decisions about health and medical care. Health information can overwhelm even people with advanced literacy skills. About one third of the adult population in the United States has limited health literacy (Berkman ND, Davis TC, McCormack L. Health literacy:what is it? J Health Commun. 2010; 15 Suppl 2: 9-19). Initial assessment of regulatory compliance in research studies in the UAE indicated poor understanding of medical information by patients/subjects (AAMDHREC 12/55). Health Literacy Survey (HLS) will be conducted on adults visiting the participating UAE hospitals/clinics. The survey will be conducted by a trained bilingual healthcare professional such as a team of medical residents. The investigators study attempts to identify the population that are unable to understand health information or are impaired in their understanding of health information.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in July 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Tawam Hospital.