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Research Article, Prensa Med Argent Vol: 104 Issue: 6

The Importance of Health Literacy in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Literature Review

Abstract

The spread of chronic diseases is increasing due to the changing lifestyle in the growing human societies. Understanding and having knowledge of the causes of diseases, which are referred to as health literacy, can be useful in reducing the incidence of chronic diseases, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD). The level of health literacy in chronic diseases such as CKD can play a significant role in reducing the complications of the disease and preventing its progression. Among effective ways to enhance the level of health literacy in patients include creation of an educational program related to their needs, which can have a significant effect on the process and the level of these patients' satisfaction from the treatment as well as encouraging them towards it.

Keywords: Health literacy; Chronic kidney disease; Evaluation of functional health literacy in adults

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