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Papi S, Karimi Z, Saadat Talab F, Hosseini F, Afrouzeh H, Yousefi M et al . Relationship between Health Literacy and Multi-Infections Based on Gender Differences in the Elderly. Health Educ Health Promot. 2021; 9 (2) :105-110
URL: http://hehp.modares.ac.ir/article-5-48452-en.html
1- Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2- Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Qom University of Medical Science, Qom, Iran
3- Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran
4- Department of Epidemiology & Biostatics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
5- Faculty of Humanities, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
6- Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Technical and Engineering, Dezful Branch, Islamic Azad University, Dezful, Iran
7- Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran, Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran Postal code: 14115-331
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Aims: With age, a person faces many threats, such as developing chronic diseases. Health literacy plays a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of these diseases. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine the relationship between health literacy and multi-infection based on gender differences in the elderly.
Instrument & Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on the elderly population over 60 years in Comprehensive Health Center and Health Post at Malekan City, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran, in 2018. Four hundred eighty-seven people were sampled by the stratified random sampling method. Demographic and standard health literacy questionnaires were used to collect data. Data were analyzed using an independent t-test, chi-square, and linear regression model by SPSS 26 software.
Findings: The mean participants’ age was 64.9±6.5 years. The health literacy level of 63.86% of the participants was insufficient, and only 1.23% of the subjects had excellent health literacy. The rate of multi-infection in women was significantly higher than in men.
Conclusion: The level of health literacy and multi-infection rate in women is higher than in men.
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Article Type: Descriptive & Survey | Subject: Technology of Health Education
Received: 2020/12/18 | Accepted: 2021/03/10 | Published: 2021/06/20

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