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Table 5 Confidence performing individual functional health tasks

From: Incorporating health literacy in education for socially disadvantaged adults: an Australian feasibility study

  Baseline selecting mostly/very Follow-up selecting mostly/very Difference
  N n (%) N n (%) %
Confidence      
 Telling the doctor what is wrong 20 13 (65) 19 11 (58) -7
 Understanding the doctor 20 6 (30) 18 16 (89) +59
 Reading and understanding medicine labels 20 5 (25) 18 12 (67) +42
 Filling out medical forms 18 4 (22) 18 6 (33) +11
 Preventing problems with your health 17 9 (53) 19 15 (79) +26
 Reading and understanding food labels 19 10 (53) 18 15 (83) +30
 Planning a healthy eating plan 19 11 (58) 18 14 (78) +20
 Using a thermometer 18 12 (67) 17 12 (71) +4