The Relationship Between Health Literacy and Health Promoting Behaviors Among Multiethnic Women in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304353
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Health Literacy and Health Promoting Behaviors Among Multiethnic Women in Taiwan
Author(s):
Tsai, Hsiu-Min; Cheng, Ching-Yu; Wang, Hsiu-Hung
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Hsiu-Min Tsai, PhD, RN, hmtsai@gw.cgust.edu.tw; Ching-Yu Cheng, PhD, RN; Hsiu-Hung Wang, RN, PhD, FAAN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

 This research intended to understand the present status of health literacy, and the relationship between health literacy and health promoting behaviors among multiethnic women in Taiwan.

Methods:

 Both convenience and snowball sampling methods were applied for participant recruitment. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was used for data collection. The participants were community dwelling female adults living in northern Taiwan. A total of 378 female participants were contacted and 347 valid questionnaires were analyzed. Health literacy was measured with Taiwan Health Literacy Scale, and health promoting behaviors were measured by the Chinese version of Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal Wallis test, Spearman’s correlation analyses, and regression.

Results:

 About half of the participants were Taiwanese and the other half were ethnic minorities including Aborigine, mainland Chinese, and Vietnamese. Results showed that our participants had moderate level of health literacy, and 33.1% of them had inadequate health literacy. Those with inadequate health literacy were more likely to be younger, not high-school graduate, Vietnamese; have lower monthly family income, use a second language, have no diagnosed diseases, and regard TV/radio as the most useful source for health information. Health literacy alone could significantly predict health promoting behaviors

Conclusion:

In this study, we raised three research questions and answers were: (1) one third of women in Taiwan were inadequate in health literacy; (2) those with lower health literacy were more likely to be younger, Vietnamese, using a second language, not high-school graduate, with lower monthly family income, with no diagnosed disease, and regarding TV/radio as the most useful sources of health information; and (3) health literacy explained a small fraction of the differences in health promoting behaviors. This presentation describes part of a larger study that was funded by National Science Council (NSC 101-2511-S-255-007).

Keywords:
Health Literacy; Health Promotion Behaviors; Ethnic women
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Health Literacy and Health Promoting Behaviors Among Multiethnic Women in Taiwanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Hsiu-Minen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Ching-Yuen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWang, Hsiu-Hungen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsHsiu-Min Tsai, PhD, RN, hmtsai@gw.cgust.edu.tw; Ching-Yu Cheng, PhD, RN; Hsiu-Hung Wang, RN, PhD, FAAN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304353-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p> This research intended to understand the present status of health literacy, and the relationship between health literacy and health promoting behaviors among multiethnic women in Taiwan. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p> Both convenience and snowball sampling methods were applied for participant recruitment. A cross-sectional questionnaire survey was used for data collection. The participants were community dwelling female adults living in northern Taiwan. A total of 378 female participants were contacted and 347 valid questionnaires were analyzed. Health literacy was measured with Taiwan Health Literacy Scale, and health promoting behaviors were measured by the Chinese version of Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal Wallis test, Spearman’s correlation analyses, and regression. <p><b>Results: </b> <p> About half of the participants were Taiwanese and the other half were ethnic minorities including Aborigine, mainland Chinese, and Vietnamese. Results showed that our participants had moderate level of health literacy, and 33.1% of them had inadequate health literacy. Those with inadequate health literacy were more likely to be younger, not high-school graduate, Vietnamese; have lower monthly family income, use a second language, have no diagnosed diseases, and regard TV/radio as the most useful source for health information. Health literacy alone could significantly predict health promoting behaviors <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>In this study, we raised three research questions and answers were: (1) one third of women in Taiwan were inadequate in health literacy; (2) those with lower health literacy were more likely to be younger, Vietnamese, using a second language, not high-school graduate, with lower monthly family income, with no diagnosed disease, and regarding TV/radio as the most useful sources of health information; and (3) health literacy explained a small fraction of the differences in health promoting behaviors. This presentation describes part of a larger study that was funded by National Science Council (NSC 101-2511-S-255-007).en_GB
dc.subjectHealth Literacyen_GB
dc.subjectHealth Promotion Behaviorsen_GB
dc.subjectEthnic womenen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:34:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:34:05Z-
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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