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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 891-896

Assessment and comparison of health literacy and its application in health promotion of Nurses in Medical Sciences University of West Country


1 MSC Student of Health Services Management, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran
2 Hospital Administration Research Center, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Fateme Dabbaghi
Hospital Administration Research Center, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ATMPH.ATMPH_243_17

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Introduction: Nurses as professional care providers, have adequate health literacy to understand and use it to provide health promotion and community members. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between health literacy and health promotion in nurses of Medical Sciences University of West Country has been done. Methods: The present study is applied and correlation and cross-sectional that was performed in 2016. The population consisted of the nurses of University of Medical Sciences in West Country (Ilam-Kermanshah-Kurdistan-Hamadan) formed and 346 centers through two-stage cluster sampling were selected. A questionnaire for data collection was used with 57 items. The validity of the study was content validity, and its reliability (Cronbach's vary from 850) was confirmed. The data using SPSS version 22, using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation), and inferential statistics (binomial test, Pearson correlation, Kruskal–Wallis, and Mann–Whitney) analysis were reported. Results: The results showed that 97% of nurses and 80% of nurses in health literacy and good health promotion was acceptable. Variable between health literacy and health promotion with a correlation coefficient (0.556) was positive and significant relationship, as well as differences in health promotion nurse-square statistic (56.52) and differences in health literacy nurse-square statistic (31.80) was significant in various hospitals (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The present study demonstrates the relationship between health literacy and promoting health nurses, and this suggests that the managers and officials plan to improve health literacy and health promotion for this stratum of society done.


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