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

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Title

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

Description

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.
Cynthia Cahoon

Contributor

Keene State College

Creator

Elizabeth A. Christian
Bridgette N. Normandin

Date

2016-04-09

Identifier

https://commons.keene.edu/s/KSCArchive/item/21084

Language

en_US

Subject

Nursing

Type

Presentation

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