Journal article

Large diversity in Danish health literacy profiles: perspectives for care of long-term illness and multimorbidity

Anna Aaby, Alison Beauchamp, Jonathan O'Hara, Helle T Maindal

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Health literacy is an important, modifiable, social determinant of health. This study aims to explore health literacy challenges of people with long-term illness or multimorbidity and provide detailed profiles revealing health literacy strengths and weaknesses within a Danish population. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study among Danish individuals (n = 490), health literacy was assessed using the nine-scale Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ). Using multiple logistic regression and hierarchical cluster analysis, we estimated the association between HLQ scale scores and the likelihood of long-term illness and multimorbidity, and identified socio-demographic and health character..

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Grants

Awarded by Danish Heart Foundation


Awarded by Central Region Denmark


Awarded by Aarhus University


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Danish Heart Foundation [15-R99-A5895-22939]; Central Region Denmark [1-15-1-72-13-09]; Karen Elise Jensen's Foundation; and Aarhus University [18296471].