Presentation Title

Health Literacy: What is it and How Does it effect Health Outcomes of KSC Students

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

School

School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Discipline

Nursing

Mentor

Cynthia Cahoon

Date & Time

April 9th at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 163

Abstract

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act the goal of this study is to assess the need for education and on campus resources based on student health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions. Studies show that people ages 19 to 29 are more likely to be uninsured, and more likely to visit the emergency room than any other age group (CDC, 2008).

This study uses an online, anonymous survey based on research conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics to measure the level of health literacy and the self-perceived need for health information among the college students in this age group. Frequency of urgent/emergent care visits, extent of insurance coverage, and relative costs of care will be used as indicators of health literacy.

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Apr 9th, 11:30 AM

Health Literacy: What is it and How Does it effect Health Outcomes of KSC Students

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 163

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act the goal of this study is to assess the need for education and on campus resources based on student health literacy. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions. Studies show that people ages 19 to 29 are more likely to be uninsured, and more likely to visit the emergency room than any other age group (CDC, 2008).

This study uses an online, anonymous survey based on research conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics to measure the level of health literacy and the self-perceived need for health information among the college students in this age group. Frequency of urgent/emergent care visits, extent of insurance coverage, and relative costs of care will be used as indicators of health literacy.