Investigating health literacy Level and Relation to demographic factors of Nurses in Teaching Hospitals of at West Cities of Iran: 2016

Rahimi, Ali and AhmadianMajin, Nasibeh (2017) Investigating health literacy Level and Relation to demographic factors of Nurses in Teaching Hospitals of at West Cities of Iran: 2016. Journal of Health Literacy, 2 (1). pp. 54-61.

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Abstract

Background and objective: Health Literacy has been defined as the cognitive and social skills that determine the motivation and ability of individuals to gain access to, understand and use information in ways which promote and maintain good health. Considering the nurses impact of health literacy on promoting health literacy and improve public health, the aim of this study was investigating health literacy Level and relation to demographic factors of nurses in in teaching hospitals at West Cities of Iran: 2016 Methods: This study was practical, in term of time is sectional which is done in year 2016.The research community were the nurses of teaching hospitals in West region of the Iran that were348 selected  randomly by cluster samples. Reliability of Questionnaire was obtained through Alpha-Cronbach's which was calculated to be 0.85 and its validity was confirmed by related experts. Data were collected through questionnaires distributed among the people of the society. Data analyses were conducted using Binomial test, Mann-Whitney test, Pearson correlation test using SPSS22. Results: The results of this study showed about 93 percent nurses have acceptable level of health literacy rates. Also Pearson correlation test were no significant relations  between health literacy with age and work experience  of the nurses and a meaningful relation was observed between health literacy and gender of the nurses (p<./001) Conclusion: According to the results, the health literacy was acceptable level of the Nurses. Management and personnel programs and support to its application in health promotion and education and improving health literacy of patients provide. Paper Type: Research Article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health literacy, Hospital, Nurse.
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Health literacy
Depositing User: Dr Hadi Tehrani
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 02:47
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 02:47
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8422

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