Mathews Journal of Psychiatry & Mental Health


Previous Issues Volume 8, Issue 2 - 2023

Low Health Literacy (LHL): A Devious Enemy of Patient Treatment Adherence

Abdul Kader Mohiuddin*

Alumni, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dhaka University, Bangladesh

*Corresponding author: Abdul Kader Mohiuddin, Alumni, Faculty of Pharmacy, Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Tel: +01706221174, ORCID: 0000-0003-1596-9757, Web of Science Researcher ID: T-5428-2019; E-mail: [email protected].

Received Date: January 25, 2023

Published Date: March 16, 2023

Citation: Mohiuddin AK. (2023). Low Health Literacy (LHL): A Devious Enemy of Patient Treatment Adherence. Mathews J Psychiatry Ment Health. 8(2):38.

Copyrights: Mohiuddin AK. © (2023).


People must have certain personality traits and social resources, referred to as health literacy, to access, comprehend, and use the information to make health decisions. Patients' ability to manage complex diseases and care for themselves is strongly related to their level of health literacy. It can help us stay healthy by preventing illness and managing existing illnesses effectively. People with low health literacy (LHL) may struggle to manage their condition and prevent illness, leading to increased use of healthcare services. Furthermore, LHL is associated with more hospitalizations, elevated use of emergency care, decreased use of preventative services, and a decreased ability to understand labels and health messages, as well as a worsened state of health, higher mortality, and more expensive medical care.

Keywords: Parental Health Literacy, Necessary Health Education, Understanding Treatment Guidelines, Medication Non-Adherence, Healthcare, Avoidable Medical Costs, Global Health Burden, COVID-19 Vaccine Negligence.

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