Tag : health literacy

ABSTRACT: Literacy, cognitive function, and health: results of the LitCog study.

BACKGROUND: Emerging evidence suggests the relationship between health literacy and health outcomes could be explained by cognitive abilities. OBJECTIVE: To investigate to what degree cognitive skills explain associations between health literacy, performance on common health tasks, and functional health status. DESIGN: Two face-to-face, structured interviews spaced a week apart with three health literacy assessments and