Research associated with Numeracy

Projects:

Impact of a Plain Language Prostate Cancer Decision Aid on Decision Making

Publications:

Are they really that happy? Exploring scale recalibration in estimates of well-being
Lacey HP, Fagerlin A, Loewenstein G, Smith DM, Riis J, Ubel PA. Health Psychology 2008;27(6):669-675.

The impact of the format of graphical presentation on health-related knowledge and treatment choices
Hawley ST, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Ubel PA, Jankovic A, Lucas T, Fagerlin A. Patient Education and Counseling 2008;73(3):448-455.

Alternate methods of framing information about medication side effects: Incremental risk versus total risk of occurrence.
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Fagerlin A, Roberts TR, Derry HA, Ubel PA. Journal of Health Communication 2008;13(2):107-124.

Does labeling prenatal screening test results as negative or positive affect a woman's responses?
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Fagerlin A, Keeton K, Ubel PA. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007;197(5):528.e1-528.e6.

Measuring numeracy without a math test: development of the subjective numeracy scale (SNS).
Fagerlin A, Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Ubel PA, Jankovic A, Derry HA, Smith DM. Medical Decision Making 2007;27(5):672-680.

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Validation of the subjective numeracy scale (SNS): Effects of low numeracy on comprehension of risk communications and utility elicitations.
Zikmund-Fisher BJ, Smith DM, Ubel PA, Fagerlin A. Medical Decision Making 2007;27(5):663-671.

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Making numbers matter: Present and future research in risk communication.
Fagerlin A, Ubel PA, Smith DM, Zikmund-Fisher BJ. American Journal of Health Behavior 2007;31(Suppl. 1):S47-S56.

Press Coverage:

Decision Aids for Health and Finance
February 04, 2010