Rachel O'Conor

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BACKGROUND Limited health literacy is associated with worse physical function in cross-sectional studies. We aimed to determine if health literacy is a risk factor for decline in physical function among older adults. METHODS A longitudinal cohort of 529 community-dwelling American adults aged 55-74 years were recruited from an academic general internal(More)
In the United States, federal regulations require that outpatient practices provide a clinical summary to ensure that patients understand what transpired during their appointment and what to do before the next visit. To determine whether clinical summaries are appropriately designed to achieve these objectives, we examined their content and formatting and(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the validity of a predictive model of health literacy, and to examine the relationship between derived health literacy estimates and 30-day hospital readmissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A National Institute of Aging (NIA) study cohort of 696 adult,(More)
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