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Health literacy and use of healthcare services among community-dwelling older adults living with chronic conditions

Dufour Isabelle, Lacasse Anaïs, Chouinard Maud-Christine, Chiu Yohann et Lafontaine Sarah. (2019). Health literacy and use of healthcare services among community-dwelling older adults living with chronic conditions. Clinical Nursing Studies, 7, (2), p. 79-86.

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URL officielle: https://doi.org/10.5430/cns.v7n2p79

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Objective: Only 12% of the Canadian older adults have adequate health literacy (HL) to understand and handle health information sufficiently. A descriptive correlation study was conducted to describe HL and to examine its relationship with healthcare services use among community-dwelling older adults living with chronic conditions in a distant region of Quebec, Canada.

Methods: Data was collected through self-report instruments including the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ), which assesses HL on nine dimensions.

Results: Based on health characteristics of the nine HLQ dimensions, the results showed significant differences between subgroups of participants as well as a negative association between the HLQ dimension Appraisal of Health Information and the number of consultations with healthcare professionals (incidence rate ratio: 0.66; p = .027).

Conclusions: The results highlight the need to improve older adults HL, in order to improve their health status and use of healthcare services.

Type de document:Article publié dans une revue avec comité d'évaluation
Volume:7
Numéro:2
Pages:p. 79-86
Version évaluée par les pairs:Oui
Date:2019
Sujets:Sciences de la santé
Sciences de la santé > Sciences infirmières
Département, module, service et unité de recherche:Départements et modules > Département des sciences de la santé > Module des sciences infirmières
Mots-clés:Health literacy, aged, community dwelling, Healthcare services, Health Literacy Questionnaire, chronic diseases, littéracie en santé, personnes âgées, logement communautaire, services de santé, Questionnaire sur la littératie en santé, maladies chroniques
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Dernière modification:24 avr. 2019 00:37
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