Nursing students and health literacy: The effect of region and programme level

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Show simple item record Balmer, Deborah en King, Anna en Moloney, Willoughby en Moselen, E en Dixon, Robyn en 2020-02-12T23:31:35Z en 2020 en
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dc.description.abstract Low levels of health literacy have been associated with poor health outcomes. If an organisation does not have a health literate workforce, it cannot be expected to create a healthcare service that supports the development of health literacy among its users. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the health literacy profiles of undergraduate student nurses over year groups and between regions. The collaborative study employed an anonymous online survey using the Health Literacy Questionnaire which investigated the health literacy profiles of 845 undergraduate student nurses from eight universities in four regions from mid-2014 to early 2016 with co-investigators in each of the universities. Results show specific significant changes in health literacy profiles as a function of year level across the four regions; for example, in the Ability to find good health information. Different regions have different health literacy profiles; however, all could be improved. The results from this study provide specific direction to educators on what student health literacy may look like upon graduation as well as challenge current assumptions. Graduating nurse professionals have a role in mediating and sponsoring a health literate health system as well as being part of supporting patients’ health literacy. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nursing Education in Practice en
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dc.title Nursing students and health literacy: The effect of region and programme level en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.nepr.2019.102688 en
pubs.volume 42 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 789059 en Medical and Health Sciences en Nursing en
pubs.number 102688 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-12-16 en 2019 en
pubs.dimensions-id 31841810 en

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