Cognition and Health Literacy in Patients with Hypertension

@article{Levinthal2008CognitionAH,
  title={Cognition and Health Literacy in Patients with Hypertension},
  author={Brian R. Levinthal and Daniel G. Morrow and Wanzhu Tu and Jingwei Wu and Michael D. Murray},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={23},
  pages={1172-1176}
}
BACKGROUNDApproximately half of the US population has marginal or inadequate health literacy, a measure highly associated with health outcomes. This measure is often linked to age and education, but recent evidence from patients with chronic heart failure suggests that much of age-related variability in health literacy can be explained by cognitive abilities (e.g., working memory, processing speed).OBJECTIVEWe examined the role of cognitive and sensory abilities as mediators of age and… CONTINUE READING

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