Article published about adherence and health literacy

Is there a relationship between health literacy and adherence in older adults?

A newly published IROHLA article suggests that all older people benefit from adherence interventions but that there is no strong association between levels of health literacy and adherence in older adults.

The results also suggest that, in most cases, adherence interventions are equally effective for older adults with high health literacy as for those with low health literacy. All older people benefit from adherence interventions. However, no conclusions can be drawn about which type of intervention are most beneficial. Capacity building of professionals and strengthening the communication skills of patients might be promising strategies. Read the whole article here.