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Article: Relationship between Patients' Perceived Capacity for Communication, Health Literacy and Diabetes Self-Care

TitleRelationship between Patients' Perceived Capacity for Communication, Health Literacy and Diabetes Self-Care
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Issue Date20-Sep-2014
Citation
Journal of Health Communication: International Perspective, 2014, v. 19 n. suppl 2, p. 161-172 How to Cite?
AbstractThe mechanisms underlying the relationship among health literacy, perceived capacity for communication, diabetes knowledge, and diabetes self-care are unclear. This study tested this relationship using structural equation modeling with a sample of 137 Chinese patients aged 65 years or older with type 2 diabetes. The model showed that health literacy, knowledge, communication capacity, and diabetes self-care formed a complex relationship. After adjusting for age, education, and Chinese cultural influence, health literacy affected diabetes self-care indirectly via perceived capacity for communication (standardized estimate coefficient = .641, p< .001) but not diabetes knowledge. To enhance self-care, interventions should be tailored to increase patient health literacy and perceived capacity for communication with health care providers. Training should be provided to patients to enhance their communication abilities.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204319

 

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dc.contributor.authorLeung, AYMen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, MKTen_US
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-19T22:31:59Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-19T22:31:59Z-
dc.date.issued2014-09-20-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Health Communication: International Perspective, 2014, v. 19 n. suppl 2, p. 161-172en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/204319-
dc.description.abstractThe mechanisms underlying the relationship among health literacy, perceived capacity for communication, diabetes knowledge, and diabetes self-care are unclear. This study tested this relationship using structural equation modeling with a sample of 137 Chinese patients aged 65 years or older with type 2 diabetes. The model showed that health literacy, knowledge, communication capacity, and diabetes self-care formed a complex relationship. After adjusting for age, education, and Chinese cultural influence, health literacy affected diabetes self-care indirectly via perceived capacity for communication (standardized estimate coefficient = .641, p< .001) but not diabetes knowledge. To enhance self-care, interventions should be tailored to increase patient health literacy and perceived capacity for communication with health care providers. Training should be provided to patients to enhance their communication abilities.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Health Communication: International Perspectiveen_US
dc.titleRelationship between Patients' Perceived Capacity for Communication, Health Literacy and Diabetes Self-Careen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, AYM: angleung@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, AYM=rp00405en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10810730.2014.940475en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros235656en_US

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