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Literacy and race as risk factors for low rates of advance directives in older adults

TitleLiteracy and race as risk factors for low rates of advance directives in older adults
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWaite, KR, Federman, AD, McCarthy, DM, Sudore, R, Curtis, LM, Baker, DW, Wilson, EA, Hasnain-Wynia, R, Wolf, MS, Paasche-Orlow, MK
JournalJ Am Geriatr SocJ Am Geriatr Soc
Volume61
Pagination403-6
Date PublishedMar
ISBN Number1532-5415 (Electronic)<br/>0002-8614 (Linking)
Accession Number23379361
KeywordsAdvance Directives, African Americans/statistics & numerical data, Aged, Chicago, Cross-Sectional Studies, Educational Status, European Continental Ancestry Group/statistics & numerical data, Female, Health Literacy, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Patient Acceptance of Health Care/ ethnology
AbstractOBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of the relationship between literacy and other individual-level factors on having an advance directive (AD). DESIGN: Face-to-face structured interview. SETTING: Participants were recruited from an academic general internal medicine clinic and one of four federally qualified health centers in Chicago. PARTICIPANTS: Seven hundred eighty-four adults aged 55 to 74. MEASUREMENTS: Assessment of participant literacy, sociodemographic factors, and having an AD for medical care. RESULTS: One-eighth (12.4%) of participants with low literacy, 26.6% of those with marginal literacy, and 49.5% of those with adequate literacy reported having an AD (P
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