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Lor M, Koleck TA, Bakken S
Association between health literacy and medication adherence among hispanics with hypertension.
This study examined the association between health literacy and medication adherence among Hispanic adults with hypertension. A cross-sectional survey of 1355 Hispanic adults, mostly Dominicans who self-report hypertension was conducted. After controlling for age, sex, birth country, education level, recruitment location, depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbance inadequate health literacy was associated with a lower adherence score.
AHRQ-funded; HS019853; HS022961.
Citation: Lor M, Koleck TA, Bakken S . Association between health literacy and medication adherence among hispanics with hypertension. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities 2019 Jun;6(3):517-24. doi: 10.1007/s40615-018-00550-z..
Keywords: Blood Pressure, Health Literacy, Hypertension, Medication, Patient Adherence/Compliance, Racial / Ethnic Minorities