The Relationship Between Health Literacy and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in a Sample of Turkish Adult People

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304274
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Health Literacy and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in a Sample of Turkish Adult People
Author(s):
Kadioglu, Hasibe; Sezer, Ayse
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hasibe Kadioglu, PhD, hasibek@gmail.com; Ayse Sezer
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose:

 The aim of the study was to analyses the associations between health literacy and healthy lifestyle behaviors in a sample of Turkish Adult People. 

Methods:

This cross-sectional type study was designed descriptive and study population included individuals between the ages 18-65 who visited the family health center between April-June in 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. All individuals in the population were aimed to be reached without sample selection. Data were collected by the Turkish Adult Health Literacy Scale and Health-Promoting Behavior Scale II. The Ethical Committee of Health Science Instıtute of Marmara University approved all the study procedures. Verbal consent was obtained from participants. Data were analyzed by SPSS 17.0.  Descriptive statistics, Independent sample t test, One way ANOVA, Kruskal-wallis and Pearson correlation analysis was used. 

Results:

Totally 381 people, between the ages of 18-65 years participated to the study. Three hundred three of the participants were women (79.5%), and seventy eight of them were male (20.5%). The mean score for Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale II 130.83 ± 21.22 (min: 70, max: 200), and Adult Health Literacy Scale score was 13.10±4.22 (min:1, max:23) respectively. Education was the most important demographic characteristic found to be related to the health literacy (F:18.46, p:0.00). Positively significant and moderate relationship was found between adult health literacy scale and healthy lifestyle behaviors scale II (r:0.32, p:0.00).

Conclusion:

 The results of the study indicated that there is a relationship between health literacy and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Health professionals should conduct health literacy assessments for adults prior to designing health education programs for those with low health literacy to develop health literacy skills as to perform health promoting behaviors

Keywords:
adults; Health literacy scale; healthy lifestyle behaviors
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Health Literacy and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in a Sample of Turkish Adult Peopleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKadioglu, Hasibeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSezer, Ayseen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsHasibe Kadioglu, PhD, hasibek@gmail.com; Ayse Sezeren_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304274-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p> The aim of the study was to analyses the associations between health literacy and healthy lifestyle behaviors in a sample of Turkish Adult People.  <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>This cross-sectional type study was designed descriptive and study population included individuals between the ages 18-65 who visited the family health center between April-June in 2012, Istanbul, Turkey. All individuals in the population were aimed to be reached without sample selection. Data were collected by the Turkish Adult Health Literacy Scale and Health-Promoting Behavior Scale II. The Ethical Committee of Health Science Instıtute of Marmara University approved all the study procedures. Verbal consent was obtained from participants. Data were analyzed by SPSS 17.0.  Descriptive statistics, Independent sample t test, One way ANOVA, Kruskal-wallis and Pearson correlation analysis was used.  <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Totally 381 people, between the ages of 18-65 years participated to the study. Three hundred three of the participants were women (79.5%), and seventy eight of them were male (20.5%). The mean score for Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Scale II 130.83 ± 21.22 (min: 70, max: 200), and Adult Health Literacy Scale score was 13.10±4.22 (min:1, max:23) respectively. Education was the most important demographic characteristic found to be related to the health literacy (F:18.46, p:0.00). Positively significant and moderate relationship was found between adult health literacy scale and healthy lifestyle behaviors scale II (r:0.32, p:0.00). <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p> The results of the study indicated that there is a relationship between health literacy and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Health professionals should conduct health literacy assessments for adults prior to designing health education programs for those with low health literacy to develop health literacy skills as to perform health promoting behaviorsen_GB
dc.subjectadultsen_GB
dc.subjectHealth literacy scaleen_GB
dc.subjecthealthy lifestyle behaviorsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:32:34Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:32:34Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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