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Khoshravesh S, Moeini B, Rezapur-Shahkolai F, Taheri-Kharameh Z, Bandehelahi K. Health Literacy of Employees Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and Related Demographic Factors. J Educ Community Health. 2018; 5 (1) :19-26
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-389-en.html
1- Student Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
2- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , babak_moeini@umsha.ac.ir
3- Research Center for Health Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
4- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
Abstract:   (1736 Views)
Background and Objective: One of the important determinants of health in every society is health literacy. The present study conducted with the aim of determining health literacy status of employees of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and related demographic factors.
Materials and Methods: The study was a cross sectional study that performed in 2016 in 188 employees in Hamadan University of Medical Sciences. Employees through stratified sampling method enrolled in the study. The data collection tool was Health Literacy for Iranian Adults (HELIA), which completed through self-report. Data were analyzed using chi-square, Pearson correlation coefficient, one-way ANOVA and linear regression tests by SPSS software version 22.
Results: The mean of age of employees was 36.84 years. The most of participants )74.5%( received health-related information through the Internet. Among of the five dimensions of health literacy, the comprehension dimension of health information was more desirable. The highest correlation coefficient between health literacy dimensions was related to the relationship between comprehension and decision-making (r = 0.582, p < 0.05). On average of health literacy’s employee was borderline level and the age, marital status, educational status, and acquisition sources of information were predictors of health literacy.
Conclusion: Overall, the results of the study showed that the average health literacy of employees was border line.  It seems that interventions based on demographic characteristics are required to improve the health status of employees.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Health Literacy
Received: 2017/11/13 | Accepted: 2018/01/13

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