Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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Anna McCabe


  • Research Article
    Health Information Literacy among Healthy Older Irish Adults
    Author(s): Anna McCabe and Sheelagh WickhamAnna McCabe and Sheelagh Wickham

    Background: Health Literacy (HL) is important because substantial numbers of the Irish population (38.8%) are ignorant of their HL. Research has shown that poor HL is associated with poorer health. Older people may be further disadvantaged by deteriorating vision, hearing or other physical problems which may impact HL. With the aging demographic, it is important that HL issues are examined in this population to help identify potential avenues for improvement. Methods: This study utilized a validated health literacy assessment tool to profile a sample of older adults in terms of health information access and utilization. Assessing the effect of providing a short educational presentation in terms of their HL scores was completed using a test re-test experimental design with the NVS (Newest Vital Sign) HL assessment tool. Results: Of the participants recruited 40% had.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1168.1000333

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