Health information literacy and communication in healthcare contexts: a study of older Finnish adults

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Sammanfattning

This paper examines relationships between older adults’ health information literacy, that is, ability to access, evaluate, understand, and use health-related information, and their experiences and perceptions of communication in healthcare contexts. Self-administered questionnaires were in 2011 distributed to 1,000 randomly selected Finns aged 65-79 years. Health information literacy and experiences and perceptions of healthcare communication were assessed by using two tests containing eight statements respectively, to be answered on a Likert-type scale. A standard multiple regression analysis showed that the prediction model was statistically significant for six out of eight communication statements and that health information literacy was the strongest predictor for more positive views of healthcare communication, whereas socio-demographic variables (gender, education level) were minor predictors for three of the statements. The study is the first to empirically show a relationship between health information literacy and communication in healthcare settings.

OriginalspråkOdefinierat/okänt
Titel på gästpublikationThe Seventeenth International Symposium for Health Information Management Research, York, UK 24-26 June 2015. Proceedings.
RedaktörerPeter A. Bath, Hannah Spring, Barbara Sen
FörlagInternational symposium on health information management research
Sidor77–91
StatusPublicerad - 2015
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangInternational Symposium for Health Information Management Research - International Symposium for Health Information Management Research
Varaktighet: 24 jun 201526 jun 2015

Konferens

KonferensInternational Symposium for Health Information Management Research
Period24/06/1526/06/15

Nyckelord

  • ELDERLY-PATIENTS
  • Finland
  • Information behaviour
  • communication
  • elderly
  • elderly people
  • health care
  • health communication
  • health information
  • health information literacy
  • health literacy
  • healthcare
  • information seeking behaviour
  • older adults
  • older patients
  • patients
  • quality of health care
  • seniors

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