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J Health Lit 2018, 2(4): 237-244 Back to browse issues page
The influence of health literacy on self-care in women aged between 69-17 years, who visited municipality cultural centers
Mandana Tira , Maryam Rahvar
Abstract:  
Background and objective: The purpose of this paper is studying the relation between health literacy, as an independent variable, and self-care, as a dependent variable among women; because women health is basis of health of family and community and it poses a special importance in securing and health continuity

Methods: Sample populations in this study were women aged between 17 and 69 years, visited district 2 Municipality Cultural Centers in 1395 and the health literacy questionnaire (HELIA) has been distributed haphazardly between 242 ones of these visitors.  The simple cluster sampling was carried out in these cultural centers thus, the areas were divided into regions, regions into neighborhood and finally cultural centers were chosen by chance. The sample populations volume was chosen based on Cochran formula.

Results: The highest age prevalence refers to 20 and 29 years old person and age average was 36 years old. Based on Pearson realize, relation intensity between two variables is strong and Positive correlation values demonstrate a direct relationship between them which means the higher level of "decision making and behavior" dimension of health literacy cause their higher self-care, vice versa the lower level of their "decision making and behavior" dimension of health literacy cause the worse their self-care .

Conclusion: Regarding the importance of self-care education in reducing burden of disease and sequent disability, we should improve self-care by planning on promoting the health literacy in target groups. This issue can be achieved with training health dimension through an integrated plan for the provision of educational content and tools and presenting them through communication channels such as mass media, training sessions, cultural-artistic and educational centers.

Paper Type: Research Article.
Keywords: health literacy, self-care, Municipality Cultural Centers
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Tira M, Rahvar M. The influence of health literacy on self-care in women aged between 69-17 years, who visited municipality cultural centers . J Health Lit. 2018; 2 (4) :237-244
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