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The role of health literacy and health education in the prevention and course of neoplastic diseases

Dominik Olejniczak1, Agata Olearczyk1
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.a2022.0066
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  1. Public Health Department, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

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Cancer prevention and public health
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The idea of health literacy is a relatively new term in contemporary health promotion, especially in Poland, where it has only recently started to be used. It was created as a result of the need to name a certain set of conditions and competences that could realistically determine the health of individuals and populations. This applies to both healthy people, including those at high risk of disease (the use of health literacy in prevention), as well as sick people (the use of health literacy in the course of disease), including people suffering from oncological diseases.

Abstract

The idea of health literacy is a relatively new term in contemporary health promotion, especially in Poland, where it has only recently started to be used. It was created as a result of the need to name a certain set of conditions and competences that could realistically determine the health of individuals and populations. This applies to both healthy people, including those at high risk of disease (the use of health literacy in prevention), as well as sick people (the use of health literacy in the course of disease), including people suffering from oncological diseases.

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Keywords

health literacy; health education; health promotion; neoplastic diseases

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The role of health literacy and health education in the prevention and course of neoplastic diseases

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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

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Review paper

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2022-12-29

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DOI

10.5603/NJO.a2022.0066

Keywords

health literacy
health education
health promotion
neoplastic diseases

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Dominik Olejniczak
Agata Olearczyk

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