Nurses’ Roles in Promoting Health Literacy among Older Adults in COVID- 19 Situations


  • Natkan Paphakitpongpak Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Phanom University.
  • Sumalee Lirtmunlikaporn Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
  • Rungworg Paphakitpongpak Nakhon Phanom Provincial Public Health Office


roles of nurses, promotion of health literacy, the older adults, COVID-19


COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that severely affects many countries' health, economic and social systems. From the current situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, it is found that there is still violence. The daily death toll has continued to rise in which most of the deceased were older adults because older adults are the age groups with a deteriorating immune system makes a risk it’s easy to get COVID-19 and can have severe symptoms that can lead to death. Currently, it is found that older adults have lower levels of health literacy compared to other age populations, with studies showing that older adults who have adequate health literacy will be able to maintain good health in the era of the COVID-19 outbreak, resulting in a better quality of life in health. This article aimed to review the content on the role of nurses in promoting health literacy among older adults in the epidemic situation of COVID-19.

Nurse has important roles in promoting health literacy among older adults in the situation of the epidemic of COVID-19 according to the composition of knowledge of health namely 1) access skill 2) cognitive skill 3) communication skill 4) self-management skill 5) media literacy skill and 6) decision skill to prevent COVID-19 among older adults.


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Paphakitpongpak N, Lirtmunlikaporn S, Paphakitpongpak R. Nurses’ Roles in Promoting Health Literacy among Older Adults in COVID- 19 Situations. SRIMEDJ [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 22 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];37(6):695-704. Available from:



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