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Khodabakhshi-koolaee A, Flasafinejad M R, Mayeli Khezerloo Z, Mohamadi F. Correlation of Health Literacy with Quality of Life in Athletic Disabled Women. J Educ Community Health. 2018; 5 (3) :31-37
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1- Department of Counseling And psychology, Human Science Faculty, Khatam University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Measurement, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Allameh Tabataba'I University, Tehran, Iran.
3- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
4- Social Determinants of Health Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , fa.mohamadi@sbmu.ac.ir
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Background and Objectives: Due  to  its  role  in  promoting  appropriate  decisions  on  the  health  of  individuals,  health  literacy  can affect their quality of life. This study aimed at determining the correlation between health literacy and quality of life in athletic disabled women in Tehran.
Materials and Methods: This cross sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2017 among 169 athletic disabled  women  of  the  federation  for  the  disabled  and  veterans in  Tehran,  who  were  selected  by  simple random sampling. Quality of life (SF-36) and health literacy questionnaires (HELIA) were used to collect the data. The data were analyzed by SPSS 20, using Pearson correlation coefficient and liner regression test.
Results: The mean score of total health literacy was 101.29±28.79 and the mean score of total quality of life was 53.02±21.94. There was a direct and significant correlation between the dimensions  of  physical  and mental  health  of  quality  of  life  with  all  aspects  of  health  literacy  (p<0.01).  Also,  availability,  reading, comprehension,  evaluation,  decision-making  and  application  explained  the  variance  in  quality  of  life  by 42.7%, 41.6%, 40.9%, 36.2% and 19.4% (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Having fair health literacy could improve the quality of life of athletic disabled women.
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Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Health Literacy
Received: 2018/01/13 | Accepted: 2018/11/17

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