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MCS 2019, 6(3): 228-237 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship Between Students' E-Health Literacy and General Health in a Military University of Medical Sciences
Isazadeh. M1 , Jamshidian. A2 , Khademi Geshlagh. R3
1- Ph.D. in Student of Medicine, Student Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- BSc in Student of Nursing, Student Research Committee, Faculty of Nursing, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- BSc in Student of Operating Room, Student Research Committee, Faculty of Paramedicine, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (487 Views)
Introduction: Electronic health literacy is a combination of skills in terms of health, information, science, computer, and internet. Improving studentschr('39') scientific and practical abilities and promoting their academic achievement require good general health.
Objective: The present study aimed at assessing the relationship between e-health literacy and general health of students of Aja University of Medical Sciences in 2018.
Material and Methods: The present cross sectional, descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 305 students of Aja University of Medical Sciences in 2018 enrolled with convenience sampling. Data collection tools included demographic questionnaire, e-health literacy scale (e-Heals), and general health questionnaire (GHQ-28). The relationship between variables was assessed using Spearman correlation test, and groups were compared using the Mann-Whitney U and the Kruskal-Wallis tests. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 23 and P <0.05 was considered significant.
Results: A total of 305 questionnaires were analyzed. Studentschr('39') mean score of e-health literacy was 28.15±5.9, and that of general health was 27.24±16.67. According to GHQ-28, a lower score indicates better general health; a significant and inverse correlation was observed between studentschr('39') e-health literacy and general health (r= -0.139, P=0.015). E-health literacy had no significant relationship with the subscales of physical status, anxiety, insomnia, and social dysfunction, but it had a significant and inverse relationship with the subscale of depression (r= -0.198, P=0.001).
Discussion and Conclusion: Better general health was associated with higher e-health literacy. This relationship affects general health improvement and it seems that taking measures to promote e-health literacy improves general health in students. Further studies are recommended to examine how these factors affect one another.
 
Keywords: E-Health Literacy, General Health, Students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2019/07/17 | Accepted: 2019/09/29 | Published: 2019/12/31
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