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서울 지역 일부 중년 성인의 건강정보이해능력(health literacy) 실태와 관련 요인에 대한 연구

Title
 서울 지역 일부 중년 성인의 건강정보이해능력(health literacy) 실태와 관련 요인에 대한 연구
Other Titles
 The Levels of Health Literacy and Related Factors among Middle-aged Adults in Seoul, Korea
Authors
 강수진; 이태화; 이주희; 김광숙
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
 보건교육·건강증진학회지
ISSN
 1229-4128
Citation
 보건교육·건강증진학회지, Vol.29(3) : 75~89, 2012
Abstract
Objectives: This study was performed to identify the level of health literacy and to investigate the relationship between the health literacy and preventive health care use in middle-aged adults in Korea. Methods: A total of 315 adults aged 40 to 64 years living in Seoul participated in the study. Data were collected from December 15-24, 2010 from outpatient hospitals, clinics, workplaces and other locations in the community. Health literacy was measured using the Functional Health Literacy and Self-rated Health Literacy Questionnaires. Preventive health service use was defined as receiving screening (general health checkups, gastric and colorectal cancer, mammogram, and pap smear) and influenza vaccination. Descriptive analysis, t-test, and ANOVA were used. Results: The mean of functional health literacy was 3.87 (score range 0-6) and the self-rated health literacy was 60.08 (score range 16-80). The most difficult items of the self-rated questionnaires were patient educational materials provided by health care providers and medical forms. The most difficult items of functional health literacy were information-based, including nutritional facts and clinical schedules. Association between health literacy and preventive health service use was not found. Conclusions: Further study is necessary with larger samples and with considerations for their education level, age, and preventive health care use.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/92425
DOI
10.4094/jkachn.2012.18.3.150
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1. 연구논문 > 3. College of Nursing > Dept. of Family Health Care
1. 연구논문 > 3. College of Nursing > Dept. of Nursing Environment Systems
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