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

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Dufour, I. et Lacasse, A. et Chouinard, M.-C. et Chiu, Y. et Lafontaine, S. (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. doi:10.5430/cns.v7n2p79 Repéré dans Depositum à https://depositum.uqat.ca/id/eprint/878

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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 were 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
Informations complémentaires: Licence d'utilisation : CC-BY 4.0
Mots-clés libres: Health literacy; Aged; Community dwelling; Healthcare services; Health Literacy Questionnaire; Chronic diseases
Divisions: Santé
Date de dépôt: 18 mars 2020 18:19
Dernière modification: 26 mars 2020 15:18
URI: https://depositum.uqat.ca/id/eprint/878

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