Rachel O’Conor

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BACKGROUND Low health literacy is associated with low adherence to self-management in many chronic diseases. Additionally, health beliefs are thought to be determinants of self-management behaviors. In this study we sought to determine the association, if any, of health literacy and health beliefs among elderly individuals with COPD. METHODS We enrolled a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between literacy and numeracy and their association with health task performance. METHODS Older adults (n=304) completed commonly used measures of literacy and numeracy. Single factor literacy and numeracy scores were calculated and used to predict performance on an established set of health self-management tasks,(More)
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