A Model Testing on Health Literacy, Knowledge About Vitamin D, and Actual Behavior in Sunlight Exposure

2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/335352
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Model Testing on Health Literacy, Knowledge About Vitamin D, and Actual Behavior in Sunlight Exposure
Other Titles:
Global Research of Tools to Effect Clinical Change
Author(s):
Leung, Angela Yee Man
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Angela Yee Man Leung, PhD, MHA, BN, RN, FHKAN (Gerontology), angleung@hku.hk
Abstract:
Session presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: To test whether health literacy is associated with actual sunlight exposure behavior, we interviewed 648 Chinese adults aged 65 years or older. Methods: Using the information-motivation-behavioral skills model and structural equation modeling, we tested how health literacy was associated with the complex relationship among knowledge about vitamin D, attitudes towards sunlight exposure, doctor recommendations regarding sunlight exposure, and actual sunlight exposure behavior. Health literacy was directly associated with sunlight exposure (beta = .20, p < .01). Indirect relationships also existed between knowledge and sunlight exposure through health literacy (beta = .46, p < .001) and between attitudes and sunlight exposure through health literacy (beta = -.12, p < .05). Results: The model had good fit (chi-square/df = 2.79; RMSEA = .053, p = .346; CFI = .95; TLI = .92). Health literacy should be considered when educating older adults about vitamin D supplements and sunlight exposure. Providing relevant knowledge or making doctor recommendations might not be effective. Conclusion: Training should be focused on individuals with low health literacy who would be less likely to receive sunlight exposure.
Keywords:
TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE; TYPE NEW KEYWORD HERE
Repository Posting Date:
17-Nov-2014
Date of Publication:
17-Nov-2014 ; 17-Nov-2014
Other Identifiers:
INRC14D05
Conference Date:
2014
Conference Name:
25th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Hong Kong
Description:
International Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Model Testing on Health Literacy, Knowledge About Vitamin D, and Actual Behavior in Sunlight Exposureen
dc.title.alternativeGlobal Research of Tools to Effect Clinical Changeen
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Angela Yee Manen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsAngela Yee Man Leung, PhD, MHA, BN, RN, FHKAN (Gerontology), angleung@hku.hken
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/335352-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Friday, July 25, 2014: Purpose: To test whether health literacy is associated with actual sunlight exposure behavior, we interviewed 648 Chinese adults aged 65 years or older. Methods: Using the information-motivation-behavioral skills model and structural equation modeling, we tested how health literacy was associated with the complex relationship among knowledge about vitamin D, attitudes towards sunlight exposure, doctor recommendations regarding sunlight exposure, and actual sunlight exposure behavior. Health literacy was directly associated with sunlight exposure (beta = .20, p < .01). Indirect relationships also existed between knowledge and sunlight exposure through health literacy (beta = .46, p < .001) and between attitudes and sunlight exposure through health literacy (beta = -.12, p < .05). Results: The model had good fit (chi-square/df = 2.79; RMSEA = .053, p = .346; CFI = .95; TLI = .92). Health literacy should be considered when educating older adults about vitamin D supplements and sunlight exposure. Providing relevant knowledge or making doctor recommendations might not be effective. Conclusion: Training should be focused on individuals with low health literacy who would be less likely to receive sunlight exposure.en
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen
dc.subjectTYPE NEW KEYWORD HEREen
dc.date.available2014-11-17T13:50:23Z-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17-
dc.date.issued2014-11-17en
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-17T13:50:23Z-
dc.conference.date2014en
dc.conference.name25th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationHong Kongen
dc.descriptionInternational Nursing Research Congress, 2014 Theme: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kongen
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.