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:: Volume 29, Issue 3 (4-2024) ::
__Armaghane Danesh__ 2024, 29(3): 0-0 Back to browse issues page
Investigating health literacy and factors affecting it among students of Yasuj university of medical sciences
Iman Bazyar , Mitra Hajari Dehaghi , Seyed Fazel Zinatmotlagh , Narges Roustaei3 , Sajad Ghaderi 1
1- , sajadghaderi1985@yahoo.com
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Background and aims: Health literacy expresses the capacity of a person to obtain, interpret and understand the necessary information for needed services and appropriate decisions in the field of health. In Iran, there is conflicting information about the health literacy status of people, especially medical and dental students, as well as the opinion that these students will enter the medical community later and it is necessary to check their literacy level; Therefore, in this research, the level of health literacy of dental and medical students of Yasuj University of Medical Sciences was evaluated.
methods: The present study is a descriptive-cross-sectional study that was conducted on 275 students of dentistry and medicine at Yasuj University of Medical Sciences. The sample size was selected by systematic random method and using Cochran's formula. The Health Literacy Questionnaire of Montazeri and colleagues (HELIA) was used to collect information. The data was analyzed using SPSS ver 25 software and a significance level of 0.05.
Results: Out of 275 students participating in the research, 139 were male and 136 were female. 47 of the studied subjects were studying dentistry and 228 were studying medicine. Based on the results, there was no statistically significant difference (P<0.05) between the health literacy of dental and medical students of Yasuj University of Medical Sciences in terms of gender, being married or single, and place of residence. According to the economic status, entry year and age, there was a statistically significant difference (P<0.05).
Conclusion: There was a relatively strong relationship between the socio-economic status and the level of health literacy, and the improvement of the economic status, the increase in the age of students, the increase in the years of study at the university and the existence and easier access to facilities, the level of health literacy in medical and dental students. has upgraded On the other hand, male and female students who are in a general social environment and with the same conditions, have almost similar health literacy.
 
Keywords: health literacy, dental students, medical students, Yasuj
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Educational health
Received: 2023/02/23 | Accepted: 2024/03/16 | Published: 2024/05/20
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Bazyar I, Hajari Dehaghi M, Zinatmotlagh S F, Roustaei3 N, Ghaderi S. Investigating health literacy and factors affecting it among students of Yasuj university of medical sciences. armaghanj 2024; 29 (3)
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