Journal of Health Care and Research [ISSN: 2582-8967]
Article Type: Commentary
J Health Care and Research. 2022 Nov 30;3(3):80-83
Yuko Takenaka1, Hiroshi Bando2,3iD*, Seiji Konoike1,3
1Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences, Graduate school of sport and Exercise Sciences, Osaka, Japan
2Integrative Medicine Japan (IMJ), Shikoku Island Division, director, Tokushima, Japan
3International Masters Athletics Federation (IMAF), Wakayama, Japan
Corresponding Author: Hiroshi BANDO, MD, PhD, FACP ORCID iD
Address: Tokushima University /Medical Research, Nakashowa 1-61, Tokushima 770-0943, Japan.
Received date: 30 October 2022; Accepted date: 25 November 2022; Published date: 30 November 2022
Citation: Takenaka Y, Bando H, Konoike S. Significant Health Literacy as Zest for Living in the Aging Society. J Health Care and Research. 2022 Nov 30;3(3):80-83.
Copyright © 2022 Takenaka Y, Bando H, Konoike S. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Zest for Living, Health Literacy, Self-Care, Sports and Music, Self-Care Long-Term Care Services and Support
Abbreviations: LTSS: Self-Care Long-Term Care Services and Support
In the current changing society, the elderly need the zest for living. For acquiring satisfactory health care and management, an adequate degree of health literacy would be required. From the research of Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) and Short Test of Functional Health Literacy Assessment (S-TOFHLA), significant differences were found in living in urban areas, regular exercise, medical service-seeking behavior, occupation, self-care ability and others. For higher health literacy, the significance of cultural and recreational activities would be advocated, such as sports and music. This continuation would bring appropriate long-term care services and support (LTSS), leading to well-being, satisfaction and happiness.