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Ghaffari M, Hatami H, Rakhshandrrou S, Shoghli A, Heidari A. Health Literacy among Women Attending Health Centers of Zanjan City: A Cross-sectional Study. JECH. 2018; 5
URL: http://jech.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-354-en.html
1- Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran
5- Pharmacist, Zanjan Health Center, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran , aheidari1392@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (458 Views)
Background and Objectives: Health literacy includes a collection of skills which enables the individuals to read, hear, analyze and applying these skills in health issues. Using these skills by women improves health and happiness of the family and the community. The aim of this research was determine of health literacy level among women attending to urban health centers of Zanjan city in 2016.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive- analytical cross-sectional study, 323 women among those attend in Zanjan urban health centers were selected using stratified random sampling. Data gathering tool was a standard questioners called as short test of functional health literacy in adults (S-TOHFLA). Collected data were analyzed by software SPSS version 21.
Results: The mean age of respondents was 30.38, which 39% of them had university degrees. Studied women assessed as insufficient, 29.6%, borderline 22.3% and 50.1% sufficient in health literacy respectively. A significant relationship was found between educational level (P<0.001) and job status (housewife or occupied, p=0.044).
Conclusions: The results revealed that only half of the women had sufficient health literacy. Considering the critical role of women in preserving and promoting the health of their families and community, it is necessary to plan in order to improve the health literacy of this important group.
     
Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: General
Received: 2017/09/19 | Accepted: 2018/03/20

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