Journal article

Health literacy and the health status of men with prostate cancer.

Belinda C Goodwin, Sonja March, Leah Zajdlewicz, Richard H Osborne, Jeff Dunn, Suzanne K Chambers

Psychooncology | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To test the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) in a sample of men with prostate cancer and examine the components of health literacy that are most strongly associated with mental and physical health-related quality of life in men with prostate cancer. METHOD: Members (N = 565) of a state-wide prostate cancer support network in Queensland, Australia (Mage  = 71.14, SD = 8.68) completed the HLQ along with the Medical Outcomes Study, 36-item short-form health survey (SF-36). Confirmatory factor analysis was employed to assess the internal structure of the HLQ. The effects (bs) of each of the nine health literacy factors on mental and physical health status were graphed and compared ..

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