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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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Gökay Kurtulan and İrem Sarıhan

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Comparison of Health Literacy Levels of Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Health Sciences and Architecture and Design Students

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to compare the health literacy levels between Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) and Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) students.

Materials and Methods: The research was conducted using quantitative research method. The universe of the research consists of Bahçeşehir University FHS and FAD students. Power analysis has been made for sample calculation. 100 students from both faculties were included in the study. Volunteers and students who do not have oral communication barriers were included in the study. Turkey Health Literacy Scale-32 (THL-32) was used as a data collection tool. Sociodemographic data of the participants were also collected. The THL-32 scale was found to be reliable and valid as a result of the study conducted by the Turkish Republic Ministry of Health. The scale creates a scientific framework in explaining the health literacy levels of students.

Results: As a result of the research, health literacy level of the students of the FHS was found to be higher than the students of the FAD.

Conclusion: With the advancement of technology and the increasing complexity of health systems, the concept of health literacy has gained importance. Inadequate health literacy is an issue that has both individual and social consequences. To improve health literacy, education programs and awareness-raising activities...

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