Health literacy is important for health outcomes in adults. However, little is known about the health literacy of adolescents and young adults (AYAs). The purpose of this study was to provide an updated systematic review examining health literacy among AYAs with and without chronic illness. Specifically, the review considered (1) what sources of health information AYAs use; (2) how well AYAs are able to understand, communicate, and critically evaluate health-related information; and (3) whether health literacy is associated with health behaviors and outcomes.

Authors:Ursula M. Sansom-DalyMerry Lin, Eden G. RobertsonClaire E. Wakefield, Brittany C. McGill, Afaf Girgis, and Richard J. Cohn

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