This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise¬†

5 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. 

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.

This publication describes an American systematic review in which the investigators found a need for a standardized and clinically validated health literacy screening tool and to improve health care strategies for older adults with low health literacy. 13 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article describes a study conducted utilizing a systematic literature review to evaluate health literacy programs targeted at older adults.14 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.