Easy-to-Read Health Education Materials Improve Oral Health Literacy of Seniors in Rural Community Care Centers: A Quasi-Experimental Study
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Health (Basel). October 29, 2021; 9 (11): 1465. doi: 10.3390 / healthcare9111465.
Health education increases the health knowledge of older people and affects their health outcomes. Older people experience physical changes with aging, such as blurred vision and cognitive decline. Therefore, health education materials should be readable in their cases. This study, following the concept of ‘easy to read’, designed oral health education materials and tested the effectiveness of learning for older people in rural community care centers in the city center. Taiwan. Three of the communities received an EZ to read health education materials (m = 72), while three received general text (m = 57) as a control group. We collected pre-test and post-test scores using the Mandarin version of the Adult Oral Health Literacy Questionnaire (MOHL-AQ). The demographic background of the EZ reading groups and general text showed no significant difference (p > 0.05). Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) showed that EZ for reading material significantly improved total oral health literacy scores (p p