Health literacy among visitors of district polyclinics in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Gaukhar Kayupova, Botagoz Turdaliyeva, Kazbek Tulebayev, Tuyen van Duong, Peter Wushou Chang, Diana Zagulova

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2 引文 (Scopus)

摘要

Background: This study aimed to evaluate health literacy levels of patients in Almaty City, Kazakhstan and to identify socio-demographics and socio-economic factors related to their health literacy. Methods: An international survey instrument HLS-EU-Q developed by the European Health Literacy Consortium was used in a cross-sectional study with 1000 citizens in the Almaty City at the age of 18 and over who visited the outpatient departments in the polyclinics between Feb and Oct 2014. Results: There were 552 women and 446 men completed the survey, with mean ages as (41.8 ± 13.9) and (44.7 ± 15.2) yr old respectively, and women were significantly younger than men (P<0.001). Their general health literacy was (34.0 ± 8.6) for men and (33.49 ± 9.4) for women, without significant difference. In them, 15.5% or 30.0% were with inadequate or problematic health literacy. Multivariate linear regression analysis showed that higher general health literacy was positively and significantly associated with high self- assessed social status (B=3.86, P<0.001), ability to pay for medications (B=3.42, P<0.001), low frequency of watching health related TV programs (B=2.37, P<0.001), moderate community involvement (B=2.23, P=0.03). Conclusion: Specific demographic and socio-economic determinants related to health literacy were identified the first time in Kazakhstan. This would facilitate programs to improve health outcomes in Kazakhstan.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)1062-1070
頁數9
期刊Iranian Journal of Public Health
46
發行號8
出版狀態已發佈 - 七月 17 2017

指紋

Kazakhstan
Health Literacy
Economics
Demography
Health
Linear Models
Outpatients
Cross-Sectional Studies
Regression Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

引用此文

Kayupova, G., Turdaliyeva, B., Tulebayev, K., van Duong, T., Chang, P. W., & Zagulova, D. (2017). Health literacy among visitors of district polyclinics in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Iranian Journal of Public Health, 46(8), 1062-1070.

Health literacy among visitors of district polyclinics in Almaty, Kazakhstan. / Kayupova, Gaukhar; Turdaliyeva, Botagoz; Tulebayev, Kazbek; van Duong, Tuyen; Chang, Peter Wushou; Zagulova, Diana.

於: Iranian Journal of Public Health, 卷 46, 編號 8, 17.07.2017, p. 1062-1070.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Kayupova, G, Turdaliyeva, B, Tulebayev, K, van Duong, T, Chang, PW & Zagulova, D 2017, 'Health literacy among visitors of district polyclinics in Almaty, Kazakhstan', Iranian Journal of Public Health, 卷 46, 編號 8, 頁 1062-1070.
Kayupova G, Turdaliyeva B, Tulebayev K, van Duong T, Chang PW, Zagulova D. Health literacy among visitors of district polyclinics in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Iranian Journal of Public Health. 2017 7月 17;46(8):1062-1070.
Kayupova, Gaukhar ; Turdaliyeva, Botagoz ; Tulebayev, Kazbek ; van Duong, Tuyen ; Chang, Peter Wushou ; Zagulova, Diana. / Health literacy among visitors of district polyclinics in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 於: Iranian Journal of Public Health. 2017 ; 卷 46, 編號 8. 頁 1062-1070.
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