Low health literacy associates with increased mortality in ESRD

Kerri L. Cavanaugh, Rebecca L. Wingard, Raymond M. Hakim, Svetlana Eden, Ayumi Shintani, Kenneth A. Wallston, Mary Margaret Huizinga, Tom A. Elasy, Russell L. Rothman, T. Alp Ikizler

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Abstract

Limited health literacy is common in the United States and associates with poor clinical outcomes. Little is known about the effect of health literacy in patients with advanced kidney disease. In this prospective cohort study we describe the prevalence of limited health literacy and examine its association with the risk for mortality in hemodialysis patients. We enrolled 480 incident chronic hemodialysis patients from 77 dialysis clinics between 2005 and 2007 and followed them until April 2008. Measured using the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine, 32% of patients had limited (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1979-1985
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Society of Nephrology
Volume21
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Health Literacy
Chronic Kidney Failure
Mortality
Renal Dialysis
Kidney Diseases
Dialysis
Cohort Studies
Medicine
Prospective Studies

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Cavanaugh, K. L., Wingard, R. L., Hakim, R. M., Eden, S., Shintani, A., Wallston, K. A., ... Ikizler, T. A. (2010). Low health literacy associates with increased mortality in ESRD. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 21(11), 1979-1985. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2009111163

Low health literacy associates with increased mortality in ESRD. / Cavanaugh, Kerri L.; Wingard, Rebecca L.; Hakim, Raymond M.; Eden, Svetlana; Shintani, Ayumi; Wallston, Kenneth A.; Huizinga, Mary Margaret; Elasy, Tom A.; Rothman, Russell L.; Ikizler, T. Alp.

In: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Vol. 21, No. 11, 11.2010, p. 1979-1985.

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Cavanaugh, KL, Wingard, RL, Hakim, RM, Eden, S, Shintani, A, Wallston, KA, Huizinga, MM, Elasy, TA, Rothman, RL & Ikizler, TA 2010, 'Low health literacy associates with increased mortality in ESRD', Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol. 21, no. 11, pp. 1979-1985. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2009111163
Cavanaugh KL, Wingard RL, Hakim RM, Eden S, Shintani A, Wallston KA et al. Low health literacy associates with increased mortality in ESRD. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2010 Nov;21(11):1979-1985. https://doi.org/10.1681/ASN.2009111163
Cavanaugh, Kerri L. ; Wingard, Rebecca L. ; Hakim, Raymond M. ; Eden, Svetlana ; Shintani, Ayumi ; Wallston, Kenneth A. ; Huizinga, Mary Margaret ; Elasy, Tom A. ; Rothman, Russell L. ; Ikizler, T. Alp. / Low health literacy associates with increased mortality in ESRD. In: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2010 ; Vol. 21, No. 11. pp. 1979-1985.
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