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Health Literacy: Knowledge and Experience among Senior Students in a Nursing College

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dc.contributor.author Maduramente, Trixia
dc.contributor.author Orendez, Jeric
dc.contributor.author Saculo, Judelle
dc.contributor.author Trinidad, Angela Louise
dc.contributor.author Oducado, Ryan Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T13:55:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T13:55:31Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/10730
dc.description.abstract "Training and education on health literacy must start in the undergraduate nursing program. While nursing schools include health education courses and provide opportunities for nursing students to give healthcare information to individuals in various healthcare settings, there is a dearth of empirical evidence on health literacy in the Philippines. The purpose of this study was to examine the health literacy knowledge and experience of senior nursing students in a College of Nursing in Iloilo City, Philippines. This study utilized a descriptive crosssectional research design with 160 senior nursing students as participants. Data were gathered using Cormier's (2006) Health Literacy Knowledge and Experience Survey (HL-KES) questionnaire. Descriptive statistical tools, ttest, ANOVA and Pearson’sr were used to analyze the data. Results: Results revealed that majority of senior nursing students had limited health literacy knowledge (M= 13.19) and had moderate health literacy experience (M= 2.50). No significant differences were found in the knowledge and experience according to sex (p>. 05) as well in grade in Health Education course (p>. 05). Knowledge of health literacy was not significantly related to health literacy experience (p>. 05). Health literacy must be given greater emphasis in the undergraduate nursing curriculum. Nursing schools must pay more attention to devising measures in improving nursing students' health literacy competencies." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject health en_US
dc.subject.classification nursing education en_US
dc.title Health Literacy: Knowledge and Experience among Senior Students in a Nursing College en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Quantitative en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries College of Nursing, West Visayas State University en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Philippines en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Indonesian Nursing Journal of Education and Clinic (INJEC) en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 9-19 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US


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