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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2018, 16(1): 45-54 Back to browse issues page
HEALTH LITERACY IN HEART DISEASE COMMUNITY THAT COVERED BY HEALTH SERVICES CENTERS IN SOUTH OF WEST AZARBAIJAN PROVINCE
Amir Marzangi -1 , Soheila Ahangarzadeh Rezaei - 2, Rasol Ghareagaji Asl -1
1- Urmia University of Medical Sciences
2- Assistant Professor, phD in Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery Faculty, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran (Corresponding Author) , sorezayee@yahoo.com
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Background & Aims: Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in world, including Iran. Low levels of health literacy are associated with a high prevalence of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease. Considering the significant burden of heart disease, improving the level of health literacy can be a determinant factor in preventing and curing these diseases and saving resources. Therefore, this study was designed with the aim of assessment the health literacy in people with heart disease.
Material & Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out on 374 patients with heart disease referred to hospital of cities located in the south of West Azarbaijan province. The sampling method has been classified. A health literacy questionnaire in Iranian population was used to collect the data. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software version 21.
Results: 56/1% of the units were male. All patients were between the ages of 30-65 years old with a mean age of 50/3 years. The health literacy score for 42% of heart patients was inadequate. The average total score of health literacy was 58/1 with a standard deviation of 24/3.
Conclusion: Generally, patients with heart disease did not have a desirable health literacy. The health literacy status of heart patients in Mahabad city was better than Bokan and Miandoab. Therefore, planning to improve the health literacy in Heart patients as one of the indicators affecting their control and management of their disease is one of the priorities of the health system of the country.
 
Keywords: Heart disease, Cardiovascular disease, Health literacy
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Marzangi A, Ahangarzadeh Rezaei S, Ghareagaji Asl R. HEALTH LITERACY IN HEART DISEASE COMMUNITY THAT COVERED BY HEALTH SERVICES CENTERS IN SOUTH OF WEST AZARBAIJAN PROVINCE. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2018; 16 (1) :45-54
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مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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