Relationship between health literacy and nutrition among middle-aged women

ahmadzadeh sani, toktam and Vahedian-Shahroodi, Mohammad and Tehrani, Hadi and esmaili, habib Relationship between health literacy and nutrition among middle-aged women. Journal of Health Literacy.

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Abstract

Background and Objective: Health literacy refers to the individual's capacity to gain, interpret, understanding basic information and health services for the proper decision-making process. Nutrition behaviors are also health related issues, which are multi-factorial including important health implications. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship between health literacy and nutrition among middle-aged women. Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was performed on 600 middle-aged women referring to comprehensive health centers in Dargaz in 2017. The available sampling method and a multi-faceted researcher-made questionnaire were used. Finally, after collecting the questionnaires, the data were analyzed and reported using SPSS-23 software, descriptive and analytical tests and linear regression tests. Results: The mean and standard deviation of health literacy score was 67.46 ± 16.07. In this study, 16.7%, 27.8% and 55.5% of the subjects had inadequate, border line and adequate health literacy, respectively. According to one-way ANOVA test, there was a significant relationship between health literacy and educational level. The results showed that there was a positive and significant relationship between health literacy and nutrition behaviors. Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study, increasing the level of health literacy can enhance the nutritional behaviors of people. Paper Type: Research Article

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Health literacy
Depositing User: Dr Hadi Tehrani
Date Deposited: 21 May 2019 10:02
Last Modified: 21 May 2019 10:02
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11476

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