IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 12528: Electronic Health Literacy in Individuals with Chronic Pain and Its Association with Psychological Function

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 12528: Electronic Health Literacy in Individuals with Chronic Pain and Its Association with Psychological Function International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph182312528 Authors: Elena Castarlenas Elisabet Sánchez-Rodríguez Rubén Roy Catarina Tomé-Pires Ester Solé Mark P. Jensen Jordi Miró Electronic health literacy skills and competences are important for empowering people to have an active role in making appropriate health care decisions. The aims of this cross-sectional study were to (1) examine the frequency of use of the Internet for seeking online information about chronic pain, (2) determine the level of eHealth literacy skills in the study sample, (3) identify the factors most closely associated with higher levels of eHealth literacy, and (4) examine self-efficacy as a potential mediator of the association between eHealth literacy and measures of pain and function in a sample of adults with chronic pain. One-hundred and sixty-one adults with chronic pain completed measures assessing internet use, eHealth literacy, pain interference, anxiety, depression, and pain-related self-efficacy. Results indicated that 70% of the participants are active users of the Internet for seeking information related to their health. The level of eHealth literacy skills was not statistically significantly associated with participants’ age or pain interferenc...
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