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dc.contributor.authorEronen, Johanna
dc.contributor.authorPaakkari, Leena
dc.contributor.authorPortegijs, Erja
dc.contributor.authorSaajanaho, Milla
dc.contributor.authorRantanen, Taina
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-04T09:56:34Z
dc.date.available2019-04-04T09:56:34Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationEronen, J., Paakkari, L., Portegijs, E., Saajanaho, M., & Rantanen, T. (2019). Assessment of health literacy among older Finns. <i>Aging Clinical and Experimental Research</i>, <i>31</i>(4), 549-556. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-018-1104-9" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-018-1104-9</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_28820622
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_80092
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/63393
dc.description.abstractAims: This study examined the feasibility of the HLS-EU-Q16 (in Finnish) for use among older Finns and whether the health literacy score correlates with indicators of health and functioning. Methods: To determine the feasibility of the instrument, we first conducted a focus group discussion with nine participants. For the quantitative analyses, we used data from the AGNES cohort study, collected between October 2017 and April 2018 at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. 292 75-year-old Finnish men and women were interviewed face-to-face in their homes. Health literacy was measured with the HLS-EU-Q16 and health literacy score, ranging from 0 to 50, computed. The reproducibility of the instrument was test-retested. Chi-square tests were used to compare health literacy scores between participants by different socioeconomic variables, and Spearman correlation coefficients were calculated to study the associations of health literacy with cognition, depressive symptoms, chronic conditions, life-space mobility and physical performance. Results: The mean health literacy score for all participants was 35.05 (SD 6.32). Participants who rated their financial situation and self-rated health as very good had the highest health literacy scores (38.85, SD 5.09 and 39.22, SD 6.77, respectively). Better health literacy was associated with better cognitive status, fewer depressive symptoms and chronic conditions, higher life-space mobility and better physical performance. Conclusions: The HLS-EU-Q16 is a feasible measure for research purposes among older Finns. The associations between health literacy and indicators of health and functioning need to be more closely investigated in larger samples with a wider age-range.fi
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer - Verlag Italia Srl
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAging Clinical and Experimental Research
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otheraging
dc.subject.otherhealth literacy
dc.subject.otherfunctioning
dc.subject.othercross-sectional study
dc.titleAssessment of health literacy among older Finns
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201903292002
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineGerontologia ja kansanterveysfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineTerveyskasvatusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineGerontologian tutkimuskeskusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineGerontology and Public Healthen
dc.contributor.oppiaineHealth Promotion and Health Educationen
dc.contributor.oppiaineGerontology Research Centeren
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2019-03-29T07:15:16Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange549-556
dc.relation.issn1594-0667
dc.relation.numberinseries4
dc.relation.volume31
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2018.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber310526
dc.relation.grantnumber693045
dc.relation.grantnumber693045
dc.relation.projectidinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/693045/EU//AGNES
dc.subject.ysoterveysosaaminen
dc.subject.ysoikääntyminen
dc.subject.ysoterveydentila
dc.subject.ysoterveys
dc.subject.ysoarviointi
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p26366
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5056
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p11646
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p2762
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7413
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1007/s40520-018-1104-9
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderEuroopan komissiofi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderEuropean Commissionen
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiahanke, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramERC European Research Council, H2020fi
jyx.fundingprogramAcademy Project, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramERC European Research Council, H2020en
jyx.fundinginformationThis study was funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland; the European Research Council [693045 (to TR)] and the Academy of Finland [310526 to (TR)]. The funding agencies had no role in the study design, conduct, data management, analysis, manuscript preparation or decision to submit the results.


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