The authors suggest using the Single Item Screening (SIS) as a quick assessment of health literacy to gain key information to accurately identify older adults who require person centred communication strategies for health education. 4 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The authors utilized cross-sectional study data assessing health literacy and its association with physical activity and physical activity guideline adherence among older adults. 7 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This study examined the relationship between health literacy and health behaviours and perceptions in a sample of older adults. 8 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The research described in this article aimed to address the gap in the literature regarding the efficacy of public library-based e-health literacy interventions designed specifically for older adults. 27 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The objective of this article was to describe the development of a narrative and photo based health literacy intervention targetted at older adults with low health literacy during communication in a primary care consultation setting. 13 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The aim of the study described in this article was to investigate whether older adults with low vision demonstrated lower functional health literacy than those without low vision. 7 pages. Last reviewed April 2019. 

The authors investigated the relationship between a commonly used measure of health literacy and comprehension of health information among older adults. 8 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The authors reviewed the evidence on the association of age and limited health literacy overall and by assessment tool and the mediating role of cognitive function.  They found that vocabulary-based health literacy skills appeared more stable with age but cautioned that researchers should choose assessment tools carefully when investigating health literacy of older adults. 13 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The investigators found that the evidence on the association between health literacy and adherence in older adults is relatively weak and the evidence on health literacy interventions for vulnerable populations of older adults was limited. 10 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article examined the effectiveness of health literacy oriented programs on physical activity behaviour among middle aged and older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

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