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dc.contributor.advisorLi, Zhenyi
dc.contributor.authorPasquale, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-26T01:51:32Z
dc.date.available2016-10-26T01:51:32Z
dc.date.submitted2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10170/943
dc.description.abstractThis study takes a modern approach applying the TOFHLA to Torontonians in order to identify some of the contributing factors impacting the physician-patient divide. The TOFHLA questionnaire with added customized pre-screening questions was administered to 100 participants who were directly approached, further using a snowball sampling method. The Test of Functional Health Literacy Assessment (TOFHLA) is used to assess a patient’s level of comprehension of health-related material. The TOFHLA was validated by researchers Baker and Parker et al. in two separate studies in 1995 and 1999. This study has proven that age, gender, and English as a first or second language has no effect on health literacy level (P>0.05), education (P=0.024) was the main variable involved with positive health literacy levels. This study has successfully outlined areas of improvement such as, patient experience and engagement which influences recovery time.en
dc.subjectBioethicsen
dc.subjectHealthcareen
dc.subjectHealth Communicationen
dc.subjectHealth Educationen
dc.subjectHealth Literacyen
dc.subjectTOFHLAen
dc.titleHealth literacy in Toronto : applying the TOFHLA to identify the gap between physician and patienten
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Professional Communicationen
dc.degree.levelMastersen
dc.degree.disciplineSchool of Communication and Cultureen


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