The Relationship between Functional Health Literacy and Blood Sugar Level Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in Buddhachinaraj Hospital, Phitsanulok

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Thanalak Sukprasan
Wannarat Rattanawarang
‎Pissamai Jaruchawalit


Diabetes patients unable to control blood sugar level commonly comply with dangerous. This research aims to investigate functional health literacy level in type 2 diabetic patients, to explore the relationship between functional health literacy and glycemic control, and to study the relationship between functional health literacy and demographic factors. Data were collected from 370 samples. Questionnaires were developed by the researcher. Findings showed that 59.7% of patients had inadequate health literacy. The results showed that no relationship between health literacy and blood sugar control. Demographic factors such as sex, age, educational level, marital status, occupation and income significantly related to health literacy. Increased awareness of health information should be made through the creation of opportunities for health information, such as, increasing the opportunities for women to have health literacy through the media, making media available to the elderly, the media that poor advocated people can easily understand. The media that match the interests of individuals with different occupations, marital status and income for the target group are knowledgeable and then motivated for health behavior that controls blood sugar levels.

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