Health Literacy Self-efficacy and Self-rated Health in Relation to the Health of Flint Seniors

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dc.contributor.author Sloan, Jessica
dc.contributor.advisor Suzuki, Rie
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-09T16:29:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-09T16:29:05Z
dc.date.issued 2013-04-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/117912
dc.description.abstract Health literacy, self-rate health, and screenings are imporant to the health of older adults. The purpose of this study is to examine the role of health literacy to self-rated health and preventative services in older adults. This cross sectional study was performed in Flint, Michigan in 2011 and had a sample size of n=100. The sample is equally distributed by race and gender. The data analysis was performed using SPSS v.19 utilizing bivariate correlations, bivariate logistic regressions, and cross tabs analysis. It was concluded that people who evaluated themselves as having poor self rated-health are more likely to have low health literacy, which holds true until the logistic regression. People who are not current on their preventive screenings will have poorer health literacy; this is true for immunizations and mammograms, but not pap tests. African Americans would be more likely to have low health literacy and poorer self-rated health, for self rated-health this is only significant in correlations. Lastly, that people who have not graduated high school will have lower health literacy than those whith higher education, but having poorer self-rated health was not found to be significant with educational attainment.
dc.subject health literacy
dc.subject elderly
dc.subject self-rated health
dc.subject quality of life
dc.title Health Literacy Self-efficacy and Self-rated Health in Relation to the Health of Flint Seniors
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.thesisdegreename Master's
dc.description.thesisdegreediscipline School of Health Professions and Studies: Health Education
dc.description.thesisdegreegrantor University of Michigan
dc.contributor.committeemember Suzuki, Rie
dc.contributor.committeemember Parker, Shan
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Flint
dc.identifier.uniqname jessicsl
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/117912/1/Sloan.pdf
dc.owningcollname Dissertations and Theses (Ph.D. and Master's)
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