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[지역사회간호학회지] 2014년 9월, 제 25권 제 3호
The Influence of Health Literacy and Diabetes Knowledge on Diabetes Self-care Activities in Korean Low-income Elders with Diabetes
Page 217~224 Jeong, Jihye · Park, Namhee · Shin, So Young 지역사회간호학회지
File mm__201412081437410.pdf 주요어 Health literacy, Knowledge, Self care, Diabetes mellitus, Aged


As the increase in the elderly population has led to an
accumulative increase in the morbidity of chronic disease,
the importance of chronic disease management is
becoming evident to prevent its complications. Among
such chronic diseases, the morbidity of diabetes has ersistently increased in Korea. The prevalence rate of diabetes has increased from 8.6% in 2001 to 10.1% in 2010[1]. In particular, the morbidity of diabetes has increased with the aging population, representing up to 23.6% in the population aged over 70, which corresponds to 1 out of 4 older adults having diabetes[1].
Underserved classes such as the low-income class have a higher morbidity in diabetes and have a lower practicing rate in decreasing health risk behavior factors than the class with an income level in the upper high 25%[2]. Therefore, more active management strategy is required to improve health equity[2].