Uncertainty in illness and health literacy in pancreatic cancer patients
Rae Brana Reynolds, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, Cizik School of Nursing, The University of Texas - Houston, Houston, Texas, USA; Geri Wood, PhD, MS, BS, RN, FAAN, Nursing Systems Department, The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA; Terri S. Armstrong, PhD, NP, MS, BSN, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; Nikhil S. Padhye, PhD, Center for Nursing Research, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA; Matthew Katz, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
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Neither uncertainty nor health literacy has been studied with a focus on pancreatic cancer patients whose complicated and challenging illness experiences predispose to uncertainty and require proficient health literacy to manage effectively. This study evaluated the relationship between uncertainty and health literacy along with their predictors in pancreatic cancer patients.
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