Department of Health and Human Performance Faculty Articles

Title

Health Literacy: Implications for Athletic Trainers and Therapists

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2014

Abstract

The article discusses the role of athletic trainers in providing medical information and educating athletes about medical technologies in order to identify sport injuries. It reveals that athletic trainers should have complete knowledge of patients' medical history and should develop a rapport with athletes for proper understanding of medication. Lack of health literacy may lead to misrepresentation of medical information and poor patient compliance.

Publication Title

International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

32

Last Page

35

ISSN

2157-7285

DOI Number

10.1123/ijatt.2012-0099

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