How is literacy being defined and measured in dementia research?: A scoping review

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dc.contributor.authorSeul Ki Choi
dc.contributor.authorIndia D. Rose
dc.contributor.authorDaniela B. Friedman
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-31T08:21:58Z
dc.date.available2019-07-31T08:21:58Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-25
dc.identifier.issn2333-7214
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.kihasa.re.kr/handle/201002/32943
dc.description.abstractLiteracy plays an important role in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD); however, less is known about how literacy is being used and defined in ADRD studies. This study reviewed terminology being used to describe types and definitions of literacy and instruments used to assess literacy in ADRD research. Among the 219 studies retrieved from 3 databases, 50 met our inclusion criteria. Literacy terms used in ADRD studies varied: literacy (n = 28), health literacy (n = 9), and dementia literacy (n = 7) were the most often used terms, followed by financial literacy (n = 4), dementia knowledge (n = 3), AD knowledge (n = 2), mental health literacy (n = 2), AD literacy, digital literacy, health literacy about incontinence, and financial knowledge (n = 1 each). Thirty studies did not define literacy terms used. Among the 20 studies defining literacy, definitions were inconsistent across studies even when they used the same term. Surveys (n = 30), open-ended questions, vignettes, or focus groups (n = 10), self-perceived (n = 3) or interviewer assessed (n = 1) literacy levels were used to assess literacy. Ten studies did not specify literacy measurement. Various literacies have been examined in ADRD research with unclear definitions and some inadequate measures. Well-defined terms with valid measures are needed to better understand the role of literacies in ADRD research.
dc.format.extent11
dc.languageeng
dc.titleHow is literacy being defined and measured in dementia research?: A scoping review
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.localArticle(Academic)
dc.subject.keywordAlzheimer’s disease
dc.subject.keyworddementia
dc.subject.keywordliteracy
dc.subject.keywordhealth literacy
dc.subject.keywordreview
dc.contributor.affiliatedAuthorSeul Ki Choi
dc.identifier.localIdKIHASA-2795
dc.citation.titleGerontology and Geriatric Medicine
dc.citation.volume4
dc.citation.date2018
dc.citation.startPage1
dc.citation.endPage11
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationGerontology and Geriatric Medicine, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 11
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