Health Literacy Linked to Blood Pressure Medication Adherence Among Hispanics

Despite Connection, NYU Meyers and Columbia University School of Nursing Study Finds Troublingly Low Rates of Both Health Literacy and Medication Adherence

Good health literacy is associated with better adherence to blood pressure medications among Hispanic individuals with high blood pressure, finds a study by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and Columbia University School of Nursing. However, the majority of this population lacks health literary and has poor adherence to their medications.

The findings, published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, point to a need for tailored interventions that consider health literacy and other factors to support medication adherence among Hispanics.

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