Health literacy in physical and exercise therapy



This dataset was produced as part of the funded research project 'Bewust in actie’ led by the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen and Koninklijk Nederlands Genootschap Fysiotherapie. The aim of the research project was to understand the level of awareness of physiotherapists and exercise therapists in recognizing patients with limited health literacy, and how much they adapt their communication accordingly. It also seeks to identify implementation strategies to enhance this awareness. The dataset contains anonymized survey data from 175 respondents (physiotherapists and exercise therapists in The Netherlands), and the accompanying codebooks and documentation, providing comprehensive insights into therapists' awareness and communication practices regarding health literacy.
Date made available21 Jun 2024
PublisherHanze University of Applied Sciences
Date of data production23 Apr 2023
Geographical coverageThe Netherlands


  • health literacy
  • physical therapy
  • health communication

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