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Table 4 Pearson correlations between sub-dimensions of health literacy or diabetes-specific health knowledge and adherence behavior

From: Disease-specific health literacy, disease knowledge, and adherence behavior among patients with type 2 diabetes in Taiwan

  FUN COM CRI DIET EXER MONI SOLV RISK COPING
COM .26**        
CRI .21** .22**       
DIET .15** .14** .27**      
EXER −.01 .05 .02 .11**     
MONI .17** .10** .08* .14** .03    
SOLV .08* .13** .07* .14** .10** .03   
RISK .07* .14** .03 .35** .07* .10** .20**  
COPING .09** .16** .11** .30** .07* .17** .12** .33**
TOTAL .02 −.03 −.05 −.04 −.12** .05 −.03 .03 −.01
  1. FUN functional literacy, COM communicative literacy, CRI critical literacy, DIET healthy diet, EXER exercise, MONI glycemic monitoring, SOLV problem solving, RISK risks reduction, COPING healthy coping, TOTAL total adherence behavior score
  2. * p < 0.05,** p < 0.01,*** p < 0.001