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Low health literacy predicts decline in physical function among older adults: findings from the LitCog cohort study

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  • Samuel G Smith Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Rachel O'Conor Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Laura M Curtis Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Katie Waite Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Ian J Deary Department of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Michael Paasche-Orlow Department of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Michael S Wolf Health Literacy and Learning Program, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA Department of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Samuel G Smith, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ, UK; Sam.smith{at}qmul.ac.uk
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Smith SG, O'Conor R, Curtis LM, et al
Low health literacy predicts decline in physical function among older adults: findings from the LitCog cohort study

Publication history

  • Received September 5, 2014
  • Revised December 11, 2014
  • Accepted December 12, 2014
  • First published January 8, 2015.
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April 09, 2015

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