Factors related to Health Literacy in Preventing Coronavirus 2019 of Older Adults in Bangkok Metropolis
Keywords:Older adult, Health literacy, COVID-19
Older adults are particularly at risk of Coronavirus 2019 infection. This descriptive study aimed to identify the factors related to health literacy in Preventing Coronavirus 2019 among 400 older adults in Bangkok metropolis. The samples were selected by simple random sampling. A questionnaire was used to collect data on respondent demographics and health literacy in preventing Coronavirus 2019. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Cramer’s V, and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient
The results indicated that the older adults had a good level of health literacy of Coronavirus 2019. Factors related to health literacy in preventing coronavirus 2019 of older adults in Bangkok Metropolis were gender, age, education, marital status, family characteristics, health status, receiving knowledge about coronavirus 2019, and the presence of coronavirus 2019 patients in the community with a statistical significance level of p < .05 (v = .538, r = .105, v = .530, v = .522, v = .534, v = .502, v = .601 and v = .433 respectively)
The finding suggests that promoting health literacy to prevent Coronavirus 2019 in older adults successfully should be conducted by considering the differences in basic factors of the older adults.
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