Relationships Between Health Literacy, Medication Knowledge and Medication Adherence in Elderly Patients with Chronic Diseases

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304316
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relationships Between Health Literacy, Medication Knowledge and Medication Adherence in Elderly Patients with Chronic Diseases
Author(s):
Son, Youn-Jung; Kong, Seong Sook; You, Mi-Ae; Park, Young-Su
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Youn-Jung Son, PhD, yjson@sch.ac.kr; Seong Sook Kong, PhD; Mi-Ae You, PhD; Young-Su Park
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose: Low health literacy predict medication knowledge and medication adherence, but no study has jointly examined these relationships in South Korea. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between health literacy, medication knowledge and medication adherence in elderly patients with chronic disease.

'Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study of 289 elderly patients age 65 and older from an academic medical center. Patients completed questionnaires for the screening test of health literacy, medication knowledge and medication adherence. Data were analyzed with PASW 18.0 program.

'Results: The mean score of health literacy, medication knowledge and medication adherence were respectively 50.54'13.45, 11.95'4.79, and 5.80'1.89. Health literacy, medication knowledge and medication adherence showed significant difference according to educational level, activities of daily living and reading and writing skills. Low health literacy was significantly associated lower medication knowledge (r=.24, p<.001) and medication adherence (r=.25, p<.001). Finally, health literacy (?=.22, p<.001) was the strongest predictor of medication adherence adjusted for other variables.

'Conclusion: For improving medication adherence, this study is suggested that medication enhancement program based on health literacy should be provided to elderly patients with chronic disease.

Keywords:
health literacy; medication knowledege; medication adherence
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleRelationships Between Health Literacy, Medication Knowledge and Medication Adherence in Elderly Patients with Chronic Diseasesen
dc.contributor.authorSon, Youn-Jungen
dc.contributor.authorKong, Seong Sooken
dc.contributor.authorYou, Mi-Aeen
dc.contributor.authorPark, Young-Suen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsYoun-Jung Son, PhD, yjson@sch.ac.kr; Seong Sook Kong, PhD; Mi-Ae You, PhD; Young-Su Parken
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304316-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Low health literacy predict medication knowledge and medication adherence, but no study has jointly examined these relationships in South Korea. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between health literacy, medication knowledge and medication adherence in elderly patients with chronic disease. <p>'<b>Methods: </b>We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study of 289 elderly patients age 65 and older from an academic medical center. Patients completed questionnaires for the screening test of health literacy, medication knowledge and medication adherence. Data were analyzed with PASW 18.0 program. <p>'<b>Results: </b>The mean score of health literacy, medication knowledge and medication adherence were respectively 50.54'13.45, 11.95'4.79, and 5.80'1.89. Health literacy, medication knowledge and medication adherence showed significant difference according to educational level, activities of daily living and reading and writing skills. Low health literacy was significantly associated lower medication knowledge (r=.24, <i>p</i><.001) and medication adherence (r=.25, <i>p</i><.001). Finally, health literacy (<i>?</i>=.22, <i>p</i><.001) was the strongest predictor of medication adherence adjusted for other variables. <p>'<b>Conclusion: </b>For improving medication adherence, this study is suggested that medication enhancement program based on health literacy should be provided to elderly patients with chronic disease.en
dc.subjecthealth literacyen
dc.subjectmedication knowledegeen
dc.subjectmedication adherenceen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:25Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:25Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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