Health literacy

From reference to review

Health literacy is the ability to obtain, read, understand and use health care information to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions 'Read more…


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  • Publisher: acco
  • Published: September 14, 2016
  • Book - Softcover
  • Edition 1
  • Pages: 248
  • ISBN: 9789462927520

About the author

MIRA MEEUS is professor Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at the University of Antwerp and Ghent University (Belgium). As a researcher she is very active in the field of chronic pain, in which she produced numerous systematic reviews and original studies. She is cofounder of the international research group Pain in Motion ( Her teaching activities are mainly situated in the domain of pain and research methodology.

NICK GEBRUERS, physical therapist, is professor at the University of Antwerp, faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy. His field of research is breast cancer related morbidities including lymphatic disorders. He is author of several systematic reviews and original studies. His teaching activities are situated in research sciences as vascular pathology and vascular rehabilitation. He is cofounder of an interuniversity course for Oedema Therapy (

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