Rachel O’Conor

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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)
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)
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