Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17843
Title: Health literacy, complication awareness, and diabetic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Authors: Tang, YH
Pang, SMC 
Chan, MF
Yeung, GSP
Yeung, VTF
Keywords: Complication awareness
Diabetic control
Health literacy
Nursing
Short-form Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (C-S-TOFHLA)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Source: Journal of advanced nursing, 2008, v. 62, no. 1, p. 74-83 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of advanced nursing 
Abstract: Title. Health literacy, complication awareness, and diabetic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus 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?P8 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?P001) and patient awareness scores were negatively correlated to diabetic control (P = 0?P035), but management of treatment in the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities measure (P = 0?P030), gender (P = 0?P023) and duration of diabetes (P < 0?P001) were positively correlated to HbA1c. Conclusion
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17843
ISSN: 0309-2402
EISSN: 1365-2648
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04526.x
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