Low health literacy and older adults: meanings, problems, and recommendations for social work.

@article{Findley2015LowHL,
  title={Low health literacy and older adults: meanings, problems, and recommendations for social work.},
  author={Aaron Findley},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  year={2015},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={
          65-81
        }
}
Many older adults struggle to manage their health care problems. Low health literacy exacerbates such struggles and contributes to a variety of adverse health behaviors and outcomes. Addressing how health literacy impinges on the lives of older adults is a neglected area of social work practice and knowledge. This article explores seven areas: defining health literacy, the problem and prevalence of low health literacy among older adults, health inequalities and health literacy, a brief… CONTINUE READING

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