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    Title: Effects of health literacy to self efficacy and preventive care utilization among the older adult
    Authors: 陳季蓁;Chen, Chi-Zhen;徐慧娟;Hsu, Hui-Chuan;董和銳;Tung, Ho-Jui;潘怜燕;Pan, Lyn-Yen
    Contributors: 健康產業管理學系
    Keywords: health literacy;older adults;preventive care;self-efficacy;structural equation modeling
    Date: 2013-01
    Issue Date: 2013-07-11 14:24:51 (UTC+8)
    Abstract: 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.
    Relation: Geriatrics & Gerontology International,13(1):70-76.
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