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Impact of Health Literacy on Adherence to Self Care Behavior among the Elderly with Hypertension in a Community

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(8), pp.161-178
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Paek, Kyung-shin 1

1세명대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to identify the levels of health literacy and to determine the effect of health literacy on self-care activities among the elderly with hypertension. Data were collected from 237 elderly patients with hypertension in a community in Korea using a self-report questionnaire. 85.2% of participants demonstrated limited health literacy. Health literacy, number of medication, age, spouse were found to be significant factors influencing adherence to self-care of elderly patients with hypertensions. Most of the participants showed limited health literacy which was the most powerful variable related to self-care behavior. This findings suggest that improving health literacy could be an effective strategy to improve self-care behavior among elderly patients with hypertension in the target area.

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