Association between health literacy and medication adherence in the elderly population with chronic disease


OCAKOĞLU G. , Demirci H., Aydin Guclu Ö. , Guclu Y.

ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH DEVELOPMENT, vol.34, no.2, pp.90-96, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.90-96
  • Keywords: Health literacy, medication adherence, older patients, chronic disease, dyspnea, BEHAVIORS, ASTHMA

Abstract

Background: Medication adherence is a key factor in the therapy of chronic diseases in older people. It is important to investigate the effect of health literacy on medication adherence in this patient population. Health literacy can be summarized as an individual's ability to understand and interpret the provided medical information and to behave appropriately based on this information.