Lifelong Educational Practices and Resources in Enabling Health Literacy among Older Adults

Lifelong Educational Practices and Resources in Enabling Health Literacy among Older Adults

Lifelong Educational Practices and Resources in Enabling Health Literacy among Older Adults

Lifelong Educational Practices and Resources in Enabling Health Literacy among Older Adultss

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Référence bibliographique [10066]

Wister, Andrew V., Malloy-Weir, Leslie J., Rootman, Irving et Desjardins, Richard. 2010. «Lifelong Educational Practices and Resources in Enabling Health Literacy among Older Adults ». Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 22, no 6, p. 827-854.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The goal of this study is to examine the role of lifelong educational and learning practices and resources in enabling health literacy.» (p. 827)

Questions/Hypothèses :
The authors have two hypothesis: «Hypothesis 1: engagement in, or possession of, enabling resources (through higher levels of education, literacy and learning-related practices, Internet use, involvement in community organizations and volunteerism, and economic resources) will be predictive of health literacy. [...] Hypothesis 2: An absence of disease and pain will be predictive of health literacy.» (p. 832-833)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«A subsample of older adults (n = 2,979) derived from the 2003 seven country IALSS (Canadian survey) was used.» (p. 827)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«The formal education, lifelong and lifewide learning enabling factors exhibited the most robust associations with health literacy. These included education level; self-study in the form of reading manuals, reference books and journals; computer/Internet use, use of the library; leisure reading of books; reading letters, notes and e-mails; and volunteerism. [...] Findings are discussed in relation to the development and maintenance of health literacy over the life course. Programs and policies that encourage lifelong and lifewide educational resources and practices by older persons are needed.» (p. 827-828) Family income and level of parental education are factors studied to assess the level of health literacy. Note that this text contains interprovincial comparisons, so it contains statistics for Quebec.