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Factors Associated With Health Literacy and Medication Adherence in an Urban Community.
Sr Care Pharm ; 34(9): 604-612, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31601294
ABSTRACT

OBJECTIVE:

The primary objective of this study is to determine factors associated with health literacy and medication adherence in an urban community.

DESIGN:

A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess factors associated with health literacy and medication adherence. Participants were recruited from October 2012 to April 2013.SETTING: Ambulatory care clinic and senior wellness center.PARTICIPANTS: Participants were eligible if they were older than 18 years of age and had received care at the ambulatory clinic or obtained services at the senior wellness center.INTERVENTIONS: REALM survey and the Morisky 8-Item Medication Adherence Questionnaire.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES:

The two outcomes evaluated in this study were health literacy and medication adherence.

RESULTS:

A total of 51 participants were enrolled in the study. Twenty-seven (53%) of the participants were noted to be nonadherent to their medications. Twenty (74%) of these participants read below the high school level, and the remaining 7 (26%) read above a high school level. Study findings showed that both education level and comorbidities status were associated with health literacy. Participants who had a below high school education level had greater odds of having a below high school health literacy level (odds ratio [OR] = 7.500, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.482-37.949). Participants who had two or more comorbidities had greater odds of having a below high school health literacy level (OR = 24.889, 95% CI 2.698-229.610).

CONCLUSION:

Our study results found associations between both comorbidities and education with health literacy.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Adesão à Medicação / Alfabetização em Saúde Limite: Adolescente / Humanos Idioma: Inglês Revista: Sr Care Pharm Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo