Abstract

Date Presented 04/13/21

This study explored associations between health literacy and severity of visual impairment in older adults with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The Short Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults was used to assess health literacy for timed and untimed testing conditions. A one-way analysis of variance was used for analysis. Timed, 73% of participants had inadequate health literacy. Untimed, 100% of participants had adequate health literacy. All scores improved with the time limit removed. Time may be underrecognized factor of reading performance in older adults with AMD.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jennifer Fortuna

Contributing Authors: Tina Fletcher, Catherine Candler, and Karen Dunlap

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