Assessing Health Numeracy Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults

  title={Assessing Health Numeracy Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults},
  author={Lorie Donelle and Laurie Hoffman‐Goetz and Jos{\'e} F. Arocha},
  journal={Journal of Health Communication},
  pages={651 - 665}
Quantitative information occupies a central role within health care decision making. Despite this, numeracy has attracted little research attention. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to (1) describe the health numeracy skill of a nonclinical, Canadian community-based senior population and (2) determine the relationship between health numeracy skill and prose health literacy, education, and math anxiety in this population. A convenience sample of 140 men and women, 50 + years, completed a… 

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