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Health Literacy Measurement Tools from AHRQ

Medical Team Looking at Xray Nurse Talking with Senior Patient

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded researchers have developed four tools to measure an aspect of health literacy—individuals' reading comprehension in a medical context. AHRQ includes two new tools that allow direct comparison of health literacy in speakers of English and Spanish. These tools can be used for research, clinical, or program planning purposes.