Relationship between health literacy and lifestyle in patients at risk and with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Eshghizadeh, Maryam and Delshad noughabi, Ali and Akbari, Sara and Majidi, Fatemeh and Khalili, Fatemeh (2020) Relationship between health literacy and lifestyle in patients at risk and with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Health Literacy, 5 (1). pp. 61-68.

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Abstract

Background and Objective: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the most important progressive pulmonary disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between health literacy and lifestyle in patients at risk and with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-analytical study, 224 patients referred to Allameh Bohlool Gonabad Hospital participated. Sampling was carried out in an easy method and the data were measured by form of demographic information, Health Literacy of Iranian Adults (HELIA) and Miller & Smith Life Style standard questionnaires. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 20 and inferential statistics, chi-square, Mann-Whitney, Kruskal-Wallis and Spearman correlation coefficient. Results: The mean of health literacy score in patients with and at risk was 109.32 ± 26.60 and 78.69 ± 29.70, respectively. The mean of life style score in patients with and at risk was 56.29 ± 9.50 and 51.41 ± 11.57, respectively. The findings showed low health literacy especially in reading skill dimension and sick life style. Significant relationships were found between health literacy and lifestyle (P=0.00, r=0.58). Conclusion: Health literacy scores were higher in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lower lifestyle. Therefore, just by raising the awareness of patients cannot be achieved a healthy lifestyle and further action is needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health Literacy,lifestyle,Patients,Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Health literacy
Depositing User: Dr Hadi Tehrani
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2020 21:36
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2020 21:36
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/19515

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