Health literacy in adolescents: an integrative review

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Abstract

Purpose.

To determine the state of the science of health literacy instruments and interventions for use in adolescents.

Conclusions.

There is a scarcity of literature regarding health literacy instruments and interventions for adolescents. Ten studies were included in the final table for analysis. One instrument shows high validity and reliability in English. Most interventions are exploratory, with two studies showing significant outcomes.

Practice Implications.

More research is needed to establish the appropriate evaluation of and effective interventions for health literacy in adolescents.

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