Title

Does health literacy affect patients’ receipt of preventative primary care? A multilevel analysis

Date of this Version

10-25-2014

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Published Version

Joshi, C., Jayasinghe, U. W., Parker, S., Del Mar, C., Russell, G., Lloyd, J., . . . On behalf of Preventive Evidence into Practice (PEP) Partnership Group. (2014). Does health literacy affect patients’ receipt of preventative primary care? A multilevel analysis. BMC Family Practice, 15(1), 171-171.

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2014 HERDC Submission

ISSN

1471-2296

Abstract

People with limited health literacy are more likely to be socioeconomically disadvantaged and have risk factors for preventable chronic diseases. General practice is the ideal setting to address these inequalities however these patients engage less in preventive activities and experience difficulties navigating health services. This study aimed to compare primary care patients with and without sufficient health literacy in terms of their lifestyle risk factors, and explore factors associated with receiving advice and referral for these risk factors from their GPs

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