Year 2020, Volume 33 , Issue 2, Pages 61 - 66 2020-05-31

Evaluation of individual health literacy among inpatients of different types of hospitals in Istanbul

Hüseyin KÜÇÜKALİ [1] , Ömer ATAÇ [2] , Orhan ÖZER [3] , Osman HAYRAN [4]


Objective: The objective of our study is to evaluate the individual health literacy level among patients who received health services
from different types of hospitals in Istanbul.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted among inpatients of a public, private and university hospital in
Istanbul. Data were collected by the application of a questionnaire to 1500 adult inpatients who were discharged between February-July
2017. The study questionnaire included questions to determine the health literacy competency and sociodemographic characteristics
of patients. Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine (REALM) scale was used to measure the health literacy level.
Results: The mean REALM score was higher among females than males (p<0.013). Health literacy mean score was lowest among
public hospital inpatients and highest among university hospital inpatients (p<0.001). Primary-school graduate patients had
significantly lower scores (p<0.001) than the other groups. The findings of the REALM test were in agreement with the health literacy
competencies.
Conclusion: Males, patients older than 35 years old, primary-school graduates, and public hospital inpatients had lower levels of
health literacy.
Health Literacy, Health Services, Patients, Inpatients
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Primary Language en
Subjects Medicine
Journal Section Original Research
Authors

Author: Hüseyin KÜÇÜKALİ (Primary Author)
Institution: ISTANBUL MEDIPOL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Author: Ömer ATAÇ
Institution: ISTANBUL MEDIPOL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Author: Orhan ÖZER
Institution: ISTANBUL MEDIPOL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Author: Osman HAYRAN
Institution: ISTANBUL MEDIPOL UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : May 31, 2020

Bibtex @research article { marumj740539, journal = {Marmara Medical Journal}, issn = {1019-1941}, eissn = {1309-9469}, address = {}, publisher = {Marmara University}, year = {2020}, volume = {33}, pages = {61 - 66}, doi = {10.5472/marumj.740539}, title = {Evaluation of individual health literacy among inpatients of different types of hospitals in Istanbul}, key = {cite}, author = {Küçükali̇, Hüseyin and Ataç, Ömer and Özer, Orhan and Hayran, Osman} }
APA Küçükali̇, H , Ataç, Ö , Özer, O , Hayran, O . (2020). Evaluation of individual health literacy among inpatients of different types of hospitals in Istanbul. Marmara Medical Journal , 33 (2) , 61-66 . DOI: 10.5472/marumj.740539
MLA Küçükali̇, H , Ataç, Ö , Özer, O , Hayran, O . "Evaluation of individual health literacy among inpatients of different types of hospitals in Istanbul". Marmara Medical Journal 33 (2020 ): 61-66 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/marumj/issue/54613/740539>
Chicago Küçükali̇, H , Ataç, Ö , Özer, O , Hayran, O . "Evaluation of individual health literacy among inpatients of different types of hospitals in Istanbul". Marmara Medical Journal 33 (2020 ): 61-66
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ISNAD Küçükali̇, Hüseyin , Ataç, Ömer , Özer, Orhan , Hayran, Osman . "Evaluation of individual health literacy among inpatients of different types of hospitals in Istanbul". Marmara Medical Journal 33 / 2 (May 2020): 61-66 . https://doi.org/10.5472/marumj.740539
AMA Küçükali̇ H , Ataç Ö , Özer O , Hayran O . Evaluation of individual health literacy among inpatients of different types of hospitals in Istanbul. Marmara Med J. 2020; 33(2): 61-66.
Vancouver Küçükali̇ H , Ataç Ö , Özer O , Hayran O . Evaluation of individual health literacy among inpatients of different types of hospitals in Istanbul. Marmara Medical Journal. 2020; 33(2): 66-61.