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J Qual Res Health Sci 2019, 8(1): 22-32 Back to browse issues page
Understanding the Concept of Health Literacy by Health Personnel: A Qualitative Content Analysis
Khaled Samiee Roudi , Nooshin Peyman *
Ph.D., Professor of Health Education & Promotion Editor-in-Chief of Health literacy Journal Dean of Department of Health Education & Promotion Social Determinants of Health Research Center, School of Health, Mashhad University of Medical Science, Mashhad, Iran
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Introduction: Health literacy is known as one of the main health determinants. Health personnel are pioneer in providing healthcare services in the health system of the country. To play their main role in the society, health personnel should have appropriate understanding and attitude towards the concept of health literacy to respond to the needs of society, especially the needs of patients with inadequate health literacy.
Method: This qualitative research was based on the content analysis and conducted among 30 healthcare centers affiliated to Khaf Healthcare Network on 22 health personnel for three months in 2014. Data collection and analysis were performed simultaneously using qualitative content analysis.
Results: Data analysis resulted in 154 primary codes that were classified into 7 groups. The main problems of health personnel were the lack of enough skills to identify patients with inadequate health literacy and lack of knowledge about how to interact with patients effectively.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicating the  Perception, attitudes, and performance of health personnel towards effective health literacy determinants will help planners find the most appropriate methods and strategies to promote health literacy among healthcare centers personnel.
Keywords: Health literacy, Health personnel, Qualitative research
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/07/1 | Accepted: 2019/07/1 | Published: 2019/07/1
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Samiee Roudi K, Peyman N. Understanding the Concept of Health Literacy by Health Personnel: A Qualitative Content Analysis. J Qual Res Health Sci. 2019; 8 (1) :22-32
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