Health-information literacy in old age. Improving adults' health information literacy as a contribution to healthy ageing
|Grant Term:||1 year (October 2014-September 2015)|
|Project Partner:||DIE – German Institute for Adult Education1, Bonn|
|Project Manager:||Dr. Anne-Kathrin Mayer (ZPID), Dr. Jens Friebe (DIE)|
|Project Staff:||Dipl.-Psych. Thomas Behm|
The project is based on the assumption that »healthy« ageing is influenced positively by adequate health behaviors, e.g., by a prevention-oriented lifestyle. However, in everyday life, there are many myths and misconceptions about »healthy ageing« which are for example spread by people, by traditional media or websites. In addition, knowledge from the domains of medicine, neurosciences and gerontology is constantly changing. Therefore, the ability to acquire information about »healthy« ageing, to evaluate and weigh this information, and to derive well-founded conclusions about individual health behaviors, may contribute to autonomy in old age as well as »healthy« ageing.
Against this backdrop, in a first project phase the following research questions will be pursued:
In a subsequent project phase, the results of the first phase will be used to delevop and evaluate a health information literacy training program for middle-aged and older adults.
Mayer, A.-K. (2017, February).
Health (information) literacy and self-determined ageing. 1 2nd International Symposium Healthy Ageing, Magdeburg.
Mayer, A.-K., & Friebe, Jens (2017, February).
Health-related control beliefs and health information behaviors of older adults. 2 2nd International Symposium Healthy Ageing, Magdeburg.
Mayer, A.-K. (2016, January).
Gesundheitskompetenzen: Im Informationsdschungel die Orientierung behalten. 3 Vortrag im Rahmen der Montagsvorträge "Aus Forschung und Lehre" an der Universität Trier, WS 2015/16, Trier.
Mayer, A.-K., & Friebe, J. (2015, September).
Gesundheitsbezogenes Informationsverhalten älterer Erwachsener – ein Beitrag zu gesundem Altern? 4 12. Kongress der Fachgruppe Gesundheitspsychologie, Graz, Österreich.
Mayer, A.-K., Friebe, J., & Krampen, G. (2015, February).
Improving adults' health information literacy as a contribution to healthy ageing – outline of the project GInKA. Symposium of the Leibniz Research Alliance »Healthy Ageing«: Better understanding healthy ageing: A trans- and interdisciplinary research approach, Mannheim.
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