Health Literacy Regarding Health Promoting Behavior Guidelines of Nursing Students at Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Phayao
Keywords:Health Literacy, Nursing students
This descriptive research aimed at assessing health literacy regarding health promoting behavior guidelines and identifying factors influencing health promoting behaviors of nursing students at Boromarajonani college of Nursing Phayao. Participants were 442 nursing student who study level 1-4 at Boromrajonani college of nursing Phayao. Research questionnaire composed of health literacy, health promoting behaviors regarding health promoting behavior guidelines. Descriptive statistic was used to analyze demographic data. To compare mean difference of health literacy among the first- to fourth- year nursing students by using One-Way ANOVA statistic as well as Multiple regression analysis was used to identify factors influencing to health literacy.
The research revealed that nursing students had overall health literacy at moderate level. Overall health literacy compared among the first- to four- year students was statistical difference (p<.05). Three factors were significant influencing to health literacy; year level, health behaviors and Self-Directed Leaning Readiness.
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