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Current Programs and Future Needs in Health Literacy for Older People: A Literature Review


Le, Q and Terry, DR and Woodroffe, J, Current Programs and Future Needs in Health Literacy for Older People: A Literature Review, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, 17, (4) pp. 369-388. ISSN 1539-8293 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Quynh Le, Daniel R. Terry and Jess Woodroffe

DOI: doi:10.1080/15398285.2013.833449


Inadequate health literacy occurs more amongst older adults and can result in difficulties synthesising information and communicating with health professionals, increased emergency visits and hospitalizations, poor uptake of preventative interventions, increased mortality, and ultimately greater health care costs. A literature review was conducted that identified 12 articles that discussed and examined health literacy interventions among older adults. It revealed few papers exist which highlight programs that examine health literacy outcomes for older adults. The review identified evidence- based best-practice models of health literacy interventions need to be further developed to meet the health literacy needs of aging population.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Health communication, health literacy, health literacy
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
UTAS Author:Terry, DR (Mr Daniel Terry)
UTAS Author:Woodroffe, J (Dr Jessica Woodroffe)
ID Code:88339
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2014-01-29
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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