Journal article

Health literacy and uptake of anti-fracture medications in a population-based sample of Australian women

Sarah M Hosking, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Alison Beauchamp, Rachelle Buchbinder, Lana J Williams, Julie A Pasco

RESEARCH IN SOCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

This study investigated associations between health literacy and use of anti-fracture medications in women with osteoporosis. Data were collected for women participating in the population-based Geelong Osteoporosis Study in Australia. Health literacy was ascertained using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) and bone mineral density by dual x-ray absorptiometry. Self-reported current medications were classified using MIMS codes, with the category 'Agent affecting calcium and bone metabolism' indicating osteoporosis treatment. Analysis of Variance (p-value 0.2-0.5-0.8, Large >0.8) were calculated for differences in HLQ scale scores between participants who did vs. did not self-report medic..

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