Table 4.

Patients’ Health Literacy as Obtained From the Postvisit Questionnaire, for Intervention Practices (n = 445 Patients) and Control Practices (n = 389 Patients)

Health Literacy QuestionIntervention Patients, %Control Patients, %P Value
a χ2 test.
How often does someone help you read things your doctor gives you? (n)(436)(373).15a
How easy or hard is it to fill out medical forms by yourself? (n)(435)(370).001a
    Extremely/very hard38
    Somewhat hard/easy2729
    Extremely/very easy7062
How often is it hard to understand written information about your medical problems? (n)(436)(372).65a