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Objective: This predictive research aimed to examine the level of health literacy and factors influencing health literacy related to cardiac rehabilitation among older adults with myocardial infarction an in urban area. Methods: Simple sampling was used to recruit sample that consisted of 260 myocardial infarctions in elderly and data were collected from February to June 2021. The instruments used include 1) a demographic questionnaire; 2) a measure of health literacy; 3) a measure of social support. The content
validity index and reliability of health literacy and social support were tested and yielded Cronbach’s alpha coefficients of .86 and .78, respectively. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regression analysis. Results: The findings showed that the older people with myocardial infarction had a moderate level of health literacy related to cardiac rehabilitation (M = 12.58, SD = 2.51). “social support” was a significant predictor that could explain 16.80% of the variance in the myocardial infarction in elderly’ s health literacy with statistical significance. Conclusion: To improve the health literacy of cardiac rehabilitation ability among elderly patients with myocardial infarction should promote social support to them.
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