HEALTH LITERACY ON HYPERTENSION AND FUNCTIONAL HEALTH STATUS AMONG ELDERLY OF MALABON CITY, PHILIPPINES

PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences

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Title HEALTH LITERACY ON HYPERTENSION AND FUNCTIONAL HEALTH STATUS AMONG ELDERLY OF MALABON CITY, PHILIPPINES
 
Creator Mangada, Miguel E.
Ogabang, Mary Jane
 
Subject Health Literacy
Hypertension
Functional Health Status
Elderly
Health Centers
 
Description Hypertension is an important risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the elderly. Utilizing cross-sectional research design, this study determined health literacy on hypertension and functional health status among elderly of Malabon City, Philippines. Findings revealed that a) majority of respondents were females, between 65-69 years old, received allowances from relatives, graduated elementary, lived with relatives, did not smoke nor drink alcohol, and hypertension, their most common existing disease; b) no difference existed in  heath literacy among respondents when grouped according to age, gender economic support source, living status and co-morbidity); c) difference existed between health literacy and education, smoking and alcohol consumption; d) no difference existed between physical health status, living status (P=0.098) and co-morbidity;  e) difference existed between physical health status and age, gender, economic support source, education., smoking, and alcohol consumption; f) no difference existed between psychological health status and age, economic support source, educational, living status,  smoking, alcohol consumption and co-morbidity; g) difference existed between psychological health status and gender; h) no difference existed  in social/role  health status when grouped according to gender, economic support source, smoking, alcohol consumption and co-morbidity; i) difference existed between social/role health status and age, education  and living status; j) no relationship existed between health literacy and physical health status; k) no relationship existed between health literacy (Pearson r; lastly, l) no relationship existed between health literacy  and social role. In conclusion, sociodemographic characteristics of the elderly do not impact on their knowledge about hypertension as well as on their physical, psychological and social functioning. Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/pijss.2019.51.765784 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.
 
Publisher GRDS Publishing
 
Date 2019-05-09
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/people/article/view/1959
 
Source PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences; Vol 5 No 1 (2019): Regular Issue
2454-5899
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/people/article/view/1959/3465
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Miguel E. Mangada, Mary Jane Ogabang
 

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