LITCOG II: Health Literacy and Cognitive Function among Older Adults

9/15/2007 to 2/29/2016
National Institutes of Health/National Institiute on Aging/ R01 AG030611

About this Project

The extent and association between limited literacy and poor health outcomes has been repeatedly documented, yet specific causal pathways are not entirely clear. The proposed longitudinal study will provide an in-depth investigation of older adults’ health literacy and ability to manage health, and whether these skills are affected by cognitive decline and the aging process. Our research will improve our understanding of the true barriers underlying the problem of low health literacy, and how best to inform present and future intervention strategies.


Principal Investigator

Collaborating Investigators

Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; and Executive Vice President for Healthcare Quality Evaluation at The Joint Commission