Journal of Diabetes Research / 2018 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Health Literacy Status and Understanding of the Prescription Instructions in Diabetic Patients

Table 1

Scores and grade equivalents for the REALM questionnaire.

Health literacy scoreGrade range

0–18Third grade and below; they will not be able to read most low literacy materials; they will need repeated oral instructions
19–44Fourth to sixth grade; they will need low literacy materials; they may not be able to read prescription labels
45–60Seventh to eighth grade; they will struggle with most patient education materials; they will not be offended by low literacy materials
61–66High school; they will be able to read most patient education materials