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Health literacy among older adults

Author: Karen Kopera-Frye
Publisher: New York : Springer Publishing Company, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Key features: provides a one-of-a-kind, multidisciplinary survey of the key health literacy issues of older adults; focuses on increasing health literacy across the disciplines; addresses a priority area of Healthy People 2020; incorporates research and practice from gerontology, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, medicine, and nursing; [and] includes case studies, review questions, learning  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Kopera-Frye
ISBN: 9780826194510 0826194516
OCLC Number: 951415802
Description: xv, 276 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Health literacy 101 / Karen Kopera-Frye --
Interpreting and understanding lab results / Denny G. Ryman --
Physician approaches to increasing patient health literacy / Samer N. Roy, Shreya Sahay Saxena, and Krishnakant Shah --
Adding value to physical therapy with health literacy tools and the explanatory model / Mary K. Milidonis, Jane G. Keehan, and Alexandra Talbott-Welch --
Public health perspectives on health literacy / Takashi Yamashita, Darren Liu, Erick B. López, Jennifer M. Stevens, and J. Scott Brown --
Fostering independence through health literacy : an occupational therapy perspective / Patti T. Calk, Carolyn Murphy, and Donna Eichhorn --
Helping older adults understand medication and treatment regimens / Lori M. Metzger --
Health literacy and speech and hearing professionals / Cathleen Carney-Thomas --
Improving health literacy and health outcomes using cognitive prosthetic devices / Anthony A. Sterns and Tracy A. Riley --
Gold standard programs to assist older adults in healthier living / Theresa B. Skaar, Tara P. McCoy, and Kerry S. Kleyman --
Cultural competence and health literacy / Iris Feinberg, Daphne Greenberg, and Amani Talwar --
Physical activity and exercise for the aging population / Tommie Church --
Policy implications of increasing health literacy among elders / Ronald A. Harris --
Where do we go from here with health literacy? / R.V. Rikard and Julie McKinney.
Responsibility: Karen Kopera-Frye, PhD, editor.


Low health literacy is a critical issue among adults. This is the first graduate textbook to address key health literacy issues as they affect the health and wellbeing of the ageing population.  Read more...
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