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Assessing the health literacy level of parents in School children ilam in 2015
M Mozafari, M Borji
Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran , borji_milad@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Determining the health literacy level of parents and their awareness of child health issues, helps to determine the educational needs of parents. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the health literacy level of parents in School children of Ilam.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study which was conducted in 2015, a total of 300 couples with children 6 to 12 years were included in the study. To assess the Health Literacy of parents a questionnaire for parents of school age children were used. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 20 using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and statistical tests (test ANOVA).

Results: The results showed that the average health literacy in fathers and mothers were 321.64 ± 19.74 321.71 ± 13.08. A significant difference was found between health literacy in parents. Fathers and mothers' health literacy increased with age, with increasing employment and education, was added (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Regarding the relationship between education and employment status with mother's health literacy, it is necessary to educate parents with low educational levels.

Keywords: health literacy, parental, School children
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/01/21 | Accepted: 2017/01/21 | Published: 2017/01/21
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