Volume 12, Issue 6 (Feb & Mar 2019)                   payavard 2019, 12(6): 488-499 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and Aim: Health Homes affiliated to the Tehran municipality have been providing health education services to citizens in neighborhoods for several years. This study seeks to examine the effectiveness of the programs presented at these centers by comparing the health literacy level of women who were members and those who were non-members of the health Homes.
Materials and Methods: The present study was an observational study that was performed on 202 women from the members and non-members of the Health House by stratified sampling. The adult health literacy questionnaire was used for data collection. Descriptive statistics and Mann–Whitney U test were used to analyze the data and to compare the health literacy level of members and non-members of the health Homes.
Results: The health literacy level of members and non-members of Health Homes in the "access" dimension was 3.68 and 3.71, respectively; in the "reading" dimension 3.75 and 3.61; in the "understanding" dimension 3.93 and 3.79; in the "assessment" dimension 3.45 and 3.9; and in the "use" dimension 3.86 and 3.68, respectively. Also, the results showed that there was no significant difference between the level of health literacy among members and non-members of the Health Homes in all dimensions.
Conclusion: Educational programs and workshops hold by Health Homes did not have significant influences on the level of women’s health literacy. Conducting health-related workshops based on the women needs and according to their features such as age, job, and education might improve the effectiveness of workshops hold and lead to improving the their health literacy.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medical Library & Information Sciences
ePublished: 2019/03/13