Health literacy in a population-based sample of Australian women: a cross-sectional profile of the Geelong Osteoporosis Study
Sarah M Hosking, Sharon L Brennan-Olsen, Alison Beauchamp, Rachelle Buchbinder, Lana J Williams, Julie A Pasco
BMC PUBLIC HEALTH | BMC | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: The term health literacy refers to the abilities and resources required to find, understand and use health information in managing health. This definition is reflected in the recent development of multidimensional health literacy tools that measure multiple facets of health literacy. The aim of this study was to determine the health literacy profile of a randomly selected, population-based sample of Australian women using a multidimensional tool, the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ). A second aim was to investigate associations between independent HLQ scales, sociodemographic characteristics and lifestyle and anthropometric risk factors for chronic disease. METHODS: We surveye..View full abstract
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The Geelong Osteoporosis Study is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (Project number 628582). SLB-O and LJW are supported by NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (1107510, and 1064272, respectively). RB is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1082138).