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Effects of Estimated Community-Level Health Literacy on Treatment Initiation and Preventive Care among Older Adults with Newly Diagnosed Diabetes

Citation

Fang, Gang; Bailey, Stacy Cooper; Annis, Izabela E.; Paasche-Orlow, Michael K.; Wolf, Michael S.; Martin, Laurie T.; Emch, Michael E.; Brookhart, M. Alan; & Farris, Karen B. (2020). Effects of Estimated Community-Level Health Literacy on Treatment Initiation and Preventive Care among Older Adults with Newly Diagnosed Diabetes. Patient Preference and Adherence, 14, 1-11. PMCID: PMC6954850

Abstract

PURPOSE: Individual measures of health literacy are not feasible for administration on a large scale, yet estimates of community-level health literacy in the US recently became available. We sought to investigate whether community-level health literacy estimates are associated with the initiation of oral antihyperglycemic agents (OHA) and the use of standard preventive care services among older adults with newly diagnosed diabetes.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/ppa.S211784

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Patient Preference and Adherence

Author(s)

Fang, Gang
Bailey, Stacy Cooper
Annis, Izabela E.
Paasche-Orlow, Michael K.
Wolf, Michael S.
Martin, Laurie T.
Emch, Michael E.
Brookhart, M. Alan
Farris, Karen B.

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

14

Pages

1-11

PMCID

PMC6954850

Reference ID

12988