Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Session Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Presentation Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Hall C & D
*Purpose: This study aimed to determine the association of health literacy with pre-transplant health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adults evaluated for potential listing for solid organ transplantation.
*Methods: Data were collected at pre-transplant evaluation using the Physical Component and Mental Component Summary (PCS, MCS) scores of the SF-36 Health Survey, and the Short Literacy Survey (SLS). Higher SF-36 scores represent better HRQOL (general population mean 50±10). SLS scores range from 0 to 12 with higher scores representing more limited health literacy. Multivariable logistic regression models that adjusted for age, gender, educational attainment and organ type evaluated the association of limited health literacy with PCS and MCS being below general population norms (<40).
*Results: The sample included 1,189 adults (40% female, 68% white, age=54±12 years, 9%
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Chapin K, Rega S, Dageforde L, Moore D, Via M, Feurer ID. The Association of Health Literacy with Physical and Mental Health-Related Quality of Life in Organ Transplant Candidates [abstract]. Am J Transplant. 2019; 19 (suppl 3). https://atcmeetingabstracts.com/abstract/the-association-of-health-literacy-with-physical-and-mental-health-related-quality-of-life-in-organ-transplant-candidates/. Accessed October 21, 2019.
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