The study of the information seeking behavior of health literacy among students of Razi University of Kermanshah

Zare, Amin and Rahimi, Saleh and Soofi, Keikavous (2017) The study of the information seeking behavior of health literacy among students of Razi University of Kermanshah. Journal of Health Literacy, 2 (2). pp. 63-72.


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Background and objective: Making accessible knowledge and information and attention to health information seeking can increase level of health literacy and provide level of health among people in society.  This study aimed to information seeking of health literacy among student of Razi university of Kermanshah. Methods: This is applied-Survey study. Statistical population includes all students from Razi University of Kermanshah that 374 of them selected based on Morgan's sample table. We use self-questionnaire to collect and use SPSS to analysis data.    Results: Findings show that Students of Razi University worked out health literacy information seeking with the aim of "getting information about methods treatment of ", "getting information about disease ", "getting information about Prevention of disease" and "their health status". Also we funded that specialist and doctor, books, TV, websites and Telegram (social network) with highest average recognized as most important health information channels. Conclusion: According to positive effecting of health information resources and channels on students' health literacy improvement, we can help to increase of health literacy level's and health status levels of people by educating of information resource searching and support of their information  seeking. Paper Type: Research Article.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health Literacy, Information Behavior, Students
Subjects: WA Public Health
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Health literacy
Depositing User: Dr Hadi Tehrani
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2017 02:50
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 02:50

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