Health Literacy of Nursing Students at Boromarajonani College of Nursing Suratthani
The purpose of this study was to investigate the health literacy level of nursing students in Boromarajonani Nursing College, Surat Thani Province. The study consisted of 273 participants and the questionnaire used for data collection was divided into 2 parts. The first part was a questionnaire consisting of personal information. The second part was self-assessment on health literacy and the classification of health literacy which contained functional health level, interactive level, critical health level and media literacy level. These instruments were tested for content validity and reliability with an alpha coefficient of 0.96, 0.84, 0.89, 0.92 and 0.95, respectively. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics.
The results found that the health literacy of the students in Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Surat Thani was at a high level. (Mean = 4.22, S.D. = 0.53). When each aspects of health literacy were considered, functional health level, interactive level, critical health level and media literacy level were all at the same high level. Therefore, it was suggested that the various fields of health literacy such as information technology literacy and Health Innovation. Consequently, this could help the development of student nurses’ knowledge regarding the different categories of health literacy so that they could take care of one’s health and share this to other people.
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