A Study on Related Factors Use of Health Information and Health Literacy Among the Vulnerable Elderly in Community

지역사회 취약계층 노인의 건강정보 이용현황 및 건강정보 이해능력 관련요인

  • Lee, Bo Young (Department of Nursing, Hallym Polytechnic University) ;
  • Jung, Su Mi (Department of Health Policy and Management, Kangwon National University College of Medicine)
  • 이보영 (한림성심대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 정수미 (강원대학교 의학전문대학원 의료관리학교실)
  • Received : 2018.06.05
  • Accepted : 2018.09.07
  • Published : 2018.09.30


Objectives: The aim of this study is to measure health literacy levels and to identify health literacy related factors in vulnerable elders. Methods: The research design for this study was a descriptive survey design using convenience samples. Data collection was done by interviewing questionnaire with 200 elders from welfare centers in the cities. Data were analyzed by using percentage, Chi-square and multiple logistic regression with the IBM SPSS Statistics Ver. 24.0. Results: The results of this study are as follows: Vulnerable elders' sources of health information levels were very low, especially internet. In multiple logistic regression analysis, monthly income, sources of health information were significant accounted for OR 2.201, p<.05, OR 2.989, p< .01 health literacy. Conclusion: These results suggest that interventions for improving health literacy are necessary to enhance elders' finding of health information. Also, these results could be used in developing health literacy programs by internet.


Health Information;health literacy;Vulnerable Elderly People


Supported by : 한림성심대학교


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