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The Effects of Digital Literacy and Health Empowerment on Elders' Communication with Doctors: Focusing on Moderating Effect of Health Beliefs
Soon Tae An, Yu Jin Lim, Soon Dool Chung
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2022;33(1):53-62.   Published online March 31, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2022.33.1.53
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Purpose
This study explored the effects of the elderly group's digital literacy and health empowerment on communication with doctors, considering moderating effect of health beliefs about chronic diseases.
Methods
A one-on-one interview survey was conducted with 500 older adults in South Korea. The main variables were digital literacy, health empowerment, communication with doctors, and health belief of chronic diseases.
Results
The interaction effect between health empowerment and susceptibility, and health empowerment and perceived barrier were significant.
Conclusion
Communication with doctors greatly increased when the elders had high levels of health empowerment and low levels of susceptibility. Also, communication with doctors greatly increased when the elders had high levels of health empowerment and low levels of perceived barriers.

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  • Digital literacy among Korean older adults: A scoping review of quantitative studies
    Hun Kang, Jiwon Baek, Sang Hui Chu, JiYeon Choi
    DIGITAL HEALTH.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef

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