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Workers' health literacy in a car spare parts factory: A cross-sectional study

(2017) Workers' health literacy in a car spare parts factory: A cross-sectional study. Iran Occupational Health. pp. 147-155. ISSN 17355133


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Background and aims: Health literacy leads to gain capacities and necessary perception of health information and services to individuals, so that, they can take health decisions. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the workers' Health literacy in one of the Iran Khodro's piece making factory in 2015. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 157 workers of Mehrcam Pars Company in 2015 were selected using appropriate stratified random method in each workshop. Then through simple random sampling, subjects were enrolled. Questionnaire was completed by selfreporting through workers. To collect the data, Iranian adult health literacy questionnaire (HELIA) was used. Data were analyzed using the SPSS v.21 software. Results: The subjects, in terms of access to health information, 79 had poor access, 56.1 had poor reading skills. In terms of understanding, 77.1 were not in a good condition. In the evaluation, on average, half of those had not adequate health literacy level and were not long enough (22.9 and 20.4 respectively). In the use of health information, 61.8 had insufficient levels of health literacy. Understanding and evaluating has a direct effect on the mean score of information. So that, the understanding and evaluating were the appropriate predictive to apply health information. Conclusion: Overall, the health literacy was inappropriate in individuals. This issue shows the more attention to health literacy in educational and interventional programs. It is necessary for this purpose to design and apply comprehensive program, media, and simple and understandable educational materials.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Health literacy; HELIA; Labor; Work site
Page Range: pp. 147-155
Journal or Publication Title: Iran Occupational Health
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 14
Number: 2
Publisher: Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
ISSN: 17355133
Depositing User: دکتر محبوبه عبداللهی

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