Association of Electronic Health Literacy with Health-Promoting Behaviors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Cross-sectional Study

Kyoung A. Kim, Yu Jin Kim, Mona Choi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

It is important to know how well patients with type 2 diabetes understand and use health information available online in relation to health-promoting behaviors. Thus, the purposes of this study were to examine the association among electronic health literacy, perceived benefits, self-efficacy, and health-promoting behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes, and to identify factors that affect health-promoting behaviors. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a diabetes center in Seoul, South Korea. It was found that health-promoting behaviors were significantly correlated with electronic health literacy (r = 0.15, P <.05), perceived benefits (r = 0.15, P <.05), and self-efficacy (r = 0.47, P <.01). In the multiple linear regression analysis to identify the factors influencing health-promoting behaviors, electronic health literacy (β =.13, P =.040) and self-efficacy (β =.38, P <.001) were found to be significant factors, even after adjusting for general and disease-related characteristics. Strategies to improve health-promoting behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes should focus on analyzing levels of electronic health literacy and deepening their understanding of online information accordingly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-447
Number of pages10
JournalCIN - Computers Informatics Nursing
Volume36
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 1

Fingerprint

Health Literacy
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health
Self Efficacy
Republic of Korea
Health Status
Linear Models
Regression Analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

Cite this

@article{81da9b9d952b48d0baf8eceb132030fc,
title = "Association of Electronic Health Literacy with Health-Promoting Behaviors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Cross-sectional Study",
abstract = "It is important to know how well patients with type 2 diabetes understand and use health information available online in relation to health-promoting behaviors. Thus, the purposes of this study were to examine the association among electronic health literacy, perceived benefits, self-efficacy, and health-promoting behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes, and to identify factors that affect health-promoting behaviors. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a diabetes center in Seoul, South Korea. It was found that health-promoting behaviors were significantly correlated with electronic health literacy (r = 0.15, P <.05), perceived benefits (r = 0.15, P <.05), and self-efficacy (r = 0.47, P <.01). In the multiple linear regression analysis to identify the factors influencing health-promoting behaviors, electronic health literacy (β =.13, P =.040) and self-efficacy (β =.38, P <.001) were found to be significant factors, even after adjusting for general and disease-related characteristics. Strategies to improve health-promoting behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes should focus on analyzing levels of electronic health literacy and deepening their understanding of online information accordingly.",
author = "Kim, {Kyoung A.} and Kim, {Yu Jin} and Mona Choi",
year = "2018",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1097/CIN.0000000000000438",
language = "English",
volume = "36",
pages = "438--447",
journal = "CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing",
issn = "1538-2931",
publisher = "Lippincott Williams and Wilkins",
number = "9",

}

Association of Electronic Health Literacy with Health-Promoting Behaviors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes : A Cross-sectional Study. / Kim, Kyoung A.; Kim, Yu Jin; Choi, Mona.

In: CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing, Vol. 36, No. 9, 01.09.2018, p. 438-447.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Association of Electronic Health Literacy with Health-Promoting Behaviors in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

T2 - A Cross-sectional Study

AU - Kim, Kyoung A.

AU - Kim, Yu Jin

AU - Choi, Mona

PY - 2018/9/1

Y1 - 2018/9/1

N2 - It is important to know how well patients with type 2 diabetes understand and use health information available online in relation to health-promoting behaviors. Thus, the purposes of this study were to examine the association among electronic health literacy, perceived benefits, self-efficacy, and health-promoting behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes, and to identify factors that affect health-promoting behaviors. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a diabetes center in Seoul, South Korea. It was found that health-promoting behaviors were significantly correlated with electronic health literacy (r = 0.15, P <.05), perceived benefits (r = 0.15, P <.05), and self-efficacy (r = 0.47, P <.01). In the multiple linear regression analysis to identify the factors influencing health-promoting behaviors, electronic health literacy (β =.13, P =.040) and self-efficacy (β =.38, P <.001) were found to be significant factors, even after adjusting for general and disease-related characteristics. Strategies to improve health-promoting behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes should focus on analyzing levels of electronic health literacy and deepening their understanding of online information accordingly.

AB - It is important to know how well patients with type 2 diabetes understand and use health information available online in relation to health-promoting behaviors. Thus, the purposes of this study were to examine the association among electronic health literacy, perceived benefits, self-efficacy, and health-promoting behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes, and to identify factors that affect health-promoting behaviors. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a diabetes center in Seoul, South Korea. It was found that health-promoting behaviors were significantly correlated with electronic health literacy (r = 0.15, P <.05), perceived benefits (r = 0.15, P <.05), and self-efficacy (r = 0.47, P <.01). In the multiple linear regression analysis to identify the factors influencing health-promoting behaviors, electronic health literacy (β =.13, P =.040) and self-efficacy (β =.38, P <.001) were found to be significant factors, even after adjusting for general and disease-related characteristics. Strategies to improve health-promoting behaviors in patients with type 2 diabetes should focus on analyzing levels of electronic health literacy and deepening their understanding of online information accordingly.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85053262901&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85053262901&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000438

DO - 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000438

M3 - Article

C2 - 29742548

AN - SCOPUS:85053262901

VL - 36

SP - 438

EP - 447

JO - CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing

JF - CIN - Computers Informatics Nursing

SN - 1538-2931

IS - 9

ER -