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dc.contributor.authorFinbråten, Hanne S
dc.contributor.authorGuttersrud, Øystein
dc.contributor.authorNordström, Gun
dc.contributor.authorPettersen, Kjell S
dc.contributor.authorTrollvik, Anne
dc.contributor.authorWilde-Larsson, Bodil
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-04T06:02:15Z
dc.date.available2020-02-04T06:02:15Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationBMC Public Health. 2020 Feb 03;20(1):161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/72702
dc.description.abstractBackground To reflect the health literacy (HL) skills needed for managing type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in everyday life, HL in people with T2DM should be measured from a broader perspective than basic skills, such as proficiency in reading and writing. The HLS-Q12, based on the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q47), assesses four cognitive domains across three health domains. International studies on people with T2DM show inconsistent results regarding the association between HL and general health and the association between HL and glycaemic control. Moreover, knowledge is needed related to the link between HL and empowerment for those with T2DM. The aims of this study were to examine the association between i) HL and general health and diabetes outcomes, ii) HL and health behaviours and iii) HL and empowerment in people with T2DM. Methods During March and April 2015, 388 adults with T2DM responded to a paper-and-pencil self-administered questionnaire. A sequential multiple regression analysis was applied to explore the association between HL, as measured by the HLS-Q12, and health conditions, HbA1c, health behaviours and empowerment. Results For people with T2DM, higher levels of HL were associated with higher levels of education, better overall health conditions and higher self-perceived empowerment. No empirical evidence strengthening either the link between HL and glycaemic control or the link between HL and health behaviours was found. Conclusions The independent variables education level, overall health condition and empowerment explained about one-third of the total observed variance in HL.
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleExplaining variance in health literacy among people with type 2 diabetes: the association between health literacy and health behaviour and empowerment
dc.typeJournal article
dc.date.updated2020-02-04T06:02:16Z
dc.creator.authorFinbråten, Hanne S
dc.creator.authorGuttersrud, Øystein
dc.creator.authorNordström, Gun
dc.creator.authorPettersen, Kjell S
dc.creator.authorTrollvik, Anne
dc.creator.authorWilde-Larsson, Bodil
dc.identifier.cristin1790627
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-8274-z
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-75826
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/72702/1/12889_2020_Article_8274.pdf
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