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Zaree F, Karimi F, Mohseni S, Mdani S, Dadipoor S, Mdani A H. Health literacy of pregnant women and some related factors in pregnant women referred to Minab health centers. jpm. 2017; 4 (2) :40-46
URL: http://jpm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-244-en.html
Department of Epidemiology, Social Determinants on Health Promotion Research Center, Faculty of Health, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.
Abstract:   (781 Views)
Introduction: Health literacy refers to the ability to obtain, process, and understand the basic information and services needed for proper Health decision making. Considering the importance of mothers' health literacy in their own health and their children health, this study desinged to determine the health literacy of pregnant women and some related factors in pregnant women referred to Minab health centers in 2016.
Methods: This cross-sectional and descriptive-analytical study was performed on 430 pregnant women referred to the health centers of Minab city. Data were collected using adult functional health literacy questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software and frequency index, frequency percentage index, and chi squared test.
Results: In this study, the mean age of the subjects was 27±6.3 years. Health literacy of 58.9% of the mothers was at satisfactory level and 17.37% were in the borderline. According to the findings of this study, there was a significant relationship between the health literacy and the number of children, the place of residence, and family income. But there was no significant statistical relationship between the health literacy and educational level of mothers.
Conclusion: In general, the results of this study showed that the level of health literacy of the studied women was in borderline. Therefore, the country health system, should provide the pregnant women who have an inadequate and borderline health literacy simple and understandable visual and oral education as well as written educational materials which can be in the form of posters, pamphlets, and brochures.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/03/9 | Accepted: 2017/05/20 | Published: 2018/01/16

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