Prevalence of low health literacy levels in decompensated heart failure compared with acute myocardial infarction patients.
Adèle Perrin, Gergis Abdalla, Marie Viprey, François Delahaye, Nathan Mewton, Michel Ovize, Laurent Sebbag, Thomas Bochaton, Alexandra L. Dima, Estelle Bravant, Anne-Marie Schott, Julie Haesebaert.
Objectives: Estimate the prevalence of low HL level patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and explore low HL determinants.
Design: A prospective cross-sectional study was performed and 208 participants were included.
Participants: Patients with ADHF and AMI. Proportion of low HL was 36% overall; 51% in ADHF patients and 21% in AMI patients.
Setting: Three units in a French cardiology teaching hospital: a cardiology intensive care unit and two conventional cardiology units.