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force that moves person to act


submission or yielding to predetermined goals set by others


commitment or attachment to a predetermined regimen


nonsubmission or resistance to a predetermined regimen


an educated person who is able to read and write


the ability to read, understand and interpret info @ 8th grade level and above


inability to read or write

health literacy

how well an individual can read, interpret and comprehend health info.

low literacy

ability to comprehend and communicate at a 5th to 8th grade reading level

functional literacy

adults that have reading, writing, and comprehension skills below the 5th grade level


how well written or printed materials are presented


the ability to understand the meaning of the message


ability to read and interpret numbers

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