Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 15, 2010
Healthcare publisher announces update for low-literacy patient education tool to improve self management and outcomes for over 5 million Americans with low health literacy suffering from chronic lung disease.
The award-winning Here’s How series has been updated with the 2010 edition of Here’s How to manage Chronic Lung Disease, a visual-learning and low-literacy teaching tool to help encourage and educate many Americans suffering from chronic lung disease. The Here’s How booklet covers the essential life skills for self-management of COPD and achieves an outstanding rating of 600L (3rd grade reading level) on the Lexile Framework for Reading.
According to the United States (US) National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS) in 1992, 21% of those surveyed in the US scored in the lowest of 5 skill levels (Kirsch et al 1993). Low health literacy is associated with poor understanding of disease, worse health status and higher use of healthcare services. The Here’s How series gives healthcare organizations valuable tools to improve outcomes and lower costs associated with millions of patients with low health literacy.
The new edition of Here’s How to manage Chronic Lung Disease is available to order from Pritchett & Hull Associates, Inc. For more information on the Here’s How series and other tools for patient education and wellness promotion, please visit http://p-h.com or call (800) 241-4925. To preview a flashbook of Here's How to manage Chronic Lung Disease, please visit http://p-h.com/cld
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