Do patients need to be health literate to use e-health?
If a patient uses health apps, does that mean they’re especially interested and invested in their health?
Or are they more gullible and therefore more easily seduced by slick marketing from app developers?
A US study suggests it’s the first option. The survey of almost 5000 patients shows that health-literate patients are more likely to use fitness apps, nutrition apps and electronic health records than those with poor health literacy skills.
The research findings show that health-literate patients are 17% more likely to use fitness apps that remind or