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

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dc.contributor.author Elizabeth A Christian
dc.contributor.author Bridgette N Normandin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-24T21:16:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-24T21:16:49Z
dc.date.issued 4/9/2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/8032
dc.description David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 163: David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 163
dc.description.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.
dc.description.sponsorship Cynthia Cahoon
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Keene State College
dc.subject Nursing
dc.title Health Literacy: What is it and How Does it effect Health Outcomes of KSC Students
dc.type Presentation


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