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Health literacy, complication awareness, and diabetic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
J Adv Nurs. 2008 Apr; 62(1):74-83.JA

Abstract

AIM

This paper is a report of a study to examine the relationship between health literacy, complication awareness and diabetic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and to validate a Chinese version of the Short-form Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults.

BACKGROUND

There is a rapidly increasing trend in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Asian countries. Alongside the considerable progress in recent decades of health education in the field of diabetes care, the effects of health literacy and complication awareness have received increasing attention over the past 10 years.

METHOD

This study was conducted from September 2005 to February 2006 with 149 Chinese patients (mean = 59.8 years, range: 27-90 years) who were undergoing/had undergone diabetic complication assessment. Survey data were collected using a structured questionnaire incorporating demographics; assessment of complication awareness in two sections: a self-developed 10-item patient awareness score and a modified Chinese version of the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities measure; and health literacy as measured by the Chinese version of the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults. Diabetic control was assessed by the most recent HbA1c level.

FINDINGS

Health literacy (P < 0.001) and patient awareness scores were negatively correlated to diabetic control (P = 0.035), but management of treatment in the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities measure (P = 0.030), gender (P = 0.023) and duration of diabetes (P < 0.001) were positively correlated to HbA1c.

CONCLUSION

To develop effective patient education and improve patients' diabetic control and own complications, educational strategies need to consider patients' health literacy levels and self-care skills.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medical and Geriatric Department, Our Lady of Maryknoll Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China. tangyh2@ha.org.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18352966

Citation

Tang, Ying Ho, et al. "Health Literacy, Complication Awareness, and Diabetic Control in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus." Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 62, no. 1, 2008, pp. 74-83.
Tang YH, Pang SM, Chan MF, et al. Health literacy, complication awareness, and diabetic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Adv Nurs. 2008;62(1):74-83.
Tang, Y. H., Pang, S. M., Chan, M. F., Yeung, G. S., & Yeung, V. T. (2008). Health literacy, complication awareness, and diabetic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62(1), 74-83. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04526.x
Tang YH, et al. Health Literacy, Complication Awareness, and Diabetic Control in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. J Adv Nurs. 2008;62(1):74-83. PubMed PMID: 18352966.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Health literacy, complication awareness, and diabetic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. AU - Tang,Ying Ho, AU - Pang,Samantha M C, AU - Chan,Moon Fai, AU - Yeung,Grace S P, AU - Yeung,Vincent T F, PY - 2008/3/21/pubmed PY - 2008/8/5/medline PY - 2008/3/21/entrez SP - 74 EP - 83 JF - Journal of advanced nursing JO - J Adv Nurs VL - 62 IS - 1 N2 - AIM: This paper is a report of a study to examine the relationship between health literacy, complication awareness and diabetic control among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, and to validate a Chinese version of the Short-form Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults. BACKGROUND: There is a rapidly increasing trend in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in Asian countries. Alongside the considerable progress in recent decades of health education in the field of diabetes care, the effects of health literacy and complication awareness have received increasing attention over the past 10 years. METHOD: This study was conducted from September 2005 to February 2006 with 149 Chinese patients (mean = 59.8 years, range: 27-90 years) who were undergoing/had undergone diabetic complication assessment. Survey data were collected using a structured questionnaire incorporating demographics; assessment of complication awareness in two sections: a self-developed 10-item patient awareness score and a modified Chinese version of the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities measure; and health literacy as measured by the Chinese version of the Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults. Diabetic control was assessed by the most recent HbA1c level. FINDINGS: Health literacy (P < 0.001) and patient awareness scores were negatively correlated to diabetic control (P = 0.035), but management of treatment in the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities measure (P = 0.030), gender (P = 0.023) and duration of diabetes (P < 0.001) were positively correlated to HbA1c. CONCLUSION: To develop effective patient education and improve patients' diabetic control and own complications, educational strategies need to consider patients' health literacy levels and self-care skills. SN - 1365-2648 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18352966/Health_literacy_complication_awareness_and_diabetic_control_in_patients_with_type_2_diabetes_mellitus_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -