Journal article

The Association between Health Literacy and Self-Rated Health Amongst Australian University Students

Alana Storey, Lisa Hanna, Karen Missen, Natalie Hakman, Richard H Osborne, Alison Beauchamp

Journal of Health Communication | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Health literacy is the capacity to understand, access, and effectively utilize health information and healthcare to make informed health decisions. This cross-sectional study uses the multi-dimensional Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) to investigate associations between demographic characteristics, self-rated health and health literacy among students (n = 932) in two Australian universities. We used Pearson's chi-square to determine differences in self-rated health between demographic groups, Cohen's defect Sizeto measure differences in HLQ scale scores between demographic groups, and logistic regression to determine associations between HLQ scores and self-rated health.A clear associatio..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Medical Research Future Fund Translating Research into Practice Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council [Senior Research Fellowship #APP1059122; Medical Research Future Fund Translating Research into Practice Fellowship, ID:1150679]