Effects of health literacy to self-efficacy and preventive care utilization among older adults

Ji Zhen Chen, Hui Chuan Hsu, Ho Jui Tung, Ling Yen Pan

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摘要

Aim: This study examined the relationships between health literacy, self-efficacy and preventive care utilization among older adults in Taiwan. Methods: The data were from a longitudinal survey, "Taiwan Longitudinal Study in Aging" in 2003 and 2007. A total of 3479 participants who completed both two waves were included for analysis. Health literacy first was constructed through education, cognitive function and disease knowledge through structural equation modeling (SEM); then, the associations of health literacy to later self-efficacy and preventive care were examined. Results: The model fit of SEM was good, indicating that the construct of health literacy was appropriate. Healthy literacy showed a moderate positive effect on self-efficacy and a small positive effect on preventive care utilization. Conclusions: Health literacy increases self-efficacy and utilization of preventive care. Promoting people's health knowledge and health literacy is suggested.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)70-76
頁數7
期刊Geriatrics and Gerontology International
13
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 1 2013
對外發佈Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Health(social science)

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