The Relationship between Health Literacy and Health Behaviour in People with Diabetes: A Danish Population-Based Study

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The Relationship between Health Literacy and Health Behaviour in People with Diabetes : A Danish Population-Based Study. / Friis, Karina; Vind, Benedicte Donslund; Simmons, Rebecca K; Maindal, Helle Terkildsen.

In: Journal of Diabetes Research, Vol. 2016, 7823130, 2016.

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title = "The Relationship between Health Literacy and Health Behaviour in People with Diabetes: A Danish Population-Based Study",
abstract = "Background. People with diabetes who have poor health behaviours are at greater risk for a range of adverse health outcomes. We aimed to investigate the relationship between health literacy and health behaviour (smoking, alcohol, physical activity, and diet) in people with diabetes. Methods. The study was based on respondents aged 25 years or older from a population-based survey in 2013 who reported having diabetes (n = 1685). Two dimensions from the Health Literacy Questionnaire were used: {"}understand health information{"} and {"}actively engage with healthcare providers.{"} We used logistic regression to examine the association between health literacy and health behaviour. Results. After adjustment for sociodemographic factors, individuals with diabetes who found it difficult to understand information about health had higher odds of being physically inactive (OR: 3.43, 95% CI: 2.14-5.51) and having unhealthy dietary habits (OR: 3.01, 95% CI: 1.63-5.58). Similar results were observed for individuals who found it difficult to actively engage with healthcare providers. No associations were found between the two dimensions of health literacy and smoking and alcohol consumption. Conclusion. When developing health services and interventions to improve health behaviour among people with diabetes, our results suggest that they may benefit by including focus on health literacy.",
author = "Karina Friis and Vind, {Benedicte Donslund} and Simmons, {Rebecca K} and Maindal, {Helle Terkildsen}",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1155/2016/7823130",
language = "English",
volume = "2016",
journal = "Journal of Diabetes Research",
issn = "2314-6745",
publisher = "Hindawi Publishing Corporation",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - The Relationship between Health Literacy and Health Behaviour in People with Diabetes

T2 - A Danish Population-Based Study

AU - Friis, Karina

AU - Vind, Benedicte Donslund

AU - Simmons, Rebecca K

AU - Maindal, Helle Terkildsen

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Background. People with diabetes who have poor health behaviours are at greater risk for a range of adverse health outcomes. We aimed to investigate the relationship between health literacy and health behaviour (smoking, alcohol, physical activity, and diet) in people with diabetes. Methods. The study was based on respondents aged 25 years or older from a population-based survey in 2013 who reported having diabetes (n = 1685). Two dimensions from the Health Literacy Questionnaire were used: "understand health information" and "actively engage with healthcare providers." We used logistic regression to examine the association between health literacy and health behaviour. Results. After adjustment for sociodemographic factors, individuals with diabetes who found it difficult to understand information about health had higher odds of being physically inactive (OR: 3.43, 95% CI: 2.14-5.51) and having unhealthy dietary habits (OR: 3.01, 95% CI: 1.63-5.58). Similar results were observed for individuals who found it difficult to actively engage with healthcare providers. No associations were found between the two dimensions of health literacy and smoking and alcohol consumption. Conclusion. When developing health services and interventions to improve health behaviour among people with diabetes, our results suggest that they may benefit by including focus on health literacy.

AB - Background. People with diabetes who have poor health behaviours are at greater risk for a range of adverse health outcomes. We aimed to investigate the relationship between health literacy and health behaviour (smoking, alcohol, physical activity, and diet) in people with diabetes. Methods. The study was based on respondents aged 25 years or older from a population-based survey in 2013 who reported having diabetes (n = 1685). Two dimensions from the Health Literacy Questionnaire were used: "understand health information" and "actively engage with healthcare providers." We used logistic regression to examine the association between health literacy and health behaviour. Results. After adjustment for sociodemographic factors, individuals with diabetes who found it difficult to understand information about health had higher odds of being physically inactive (OR: 3.43, 95% CI: 2.14-5.51) and having unhealthy dietary habits (OR: 3.01, 95% CI: 1.63-5.58). Similar results were observed for individuals who found it difficult to actively engage with healthcare providers. No associations were found between the two dimensions of health literacy and smoking and alcohol consumption. Conclusion. When developing health services and interventions to improve health behaviour among people with diabetes, our results suggest that they may benefit by including focus on health literacy.

U2 - 10.1155/2016/7823130

DO - 10.1155/2016/7823130

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 27761473

VL - 2016

JO - Journal of Diabetes Research

JF - Journal of Diabetes Research

SN - 2314-6745

M1 - 7823130

ER -