Health literacy of elementary school students: A contemporary study

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Κατεύθυνση Προαγωγή και Αγωγή της Υγείας
Library of the School of Health Sciences
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Skriapa Katerina
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Γιάννης Τούντας, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ, Επιβλέπων
Πέννυ Παναγιωτοπούλου, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Παιδαγωγικό Τμήμα Δημοτικής Εκπαίδευσης, Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών
Ευανθία Σακελλάρη, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Τμήμα Δημόσιας και Κοινοτικής Υγείας, Πανεπιστήμιο Δυτικής Αττικής
Original Title:
H εγγραμματοσύνη μαθητών Δημοτικού σε θέματα υγείας: Μια συγχρονική μελέτη
Translated title:
Health literacy of elementary school students: A contemporary study
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the literacy of primary school students. The responses explored the attitudes, knowledge, and perceptions of primary school students aged 10-12 on health issues
Method: 117 students from three schools in Nikaia completed three questionnaires. The first questionnaire was administered to investigate students' perceptions of health (Early Adolescents Perceptions of Health), the second questionnaire was designed to investigate health literacy among young adults. The last questionnaire investigated students' behavior, knowledge, attitudes, communication, and self-efficacy in health (knowledge-attitudes, attitudes).
Results: The results of the survey showed that a large percentage of children they don’t trust school as a means of information but do not address their representatives when seeking health information. Children’s responses to the information were different, with students in grades F having a better understanding of health issues than students in the classroom. Students at St said they had less communication with parents and friends about health issues.
Conclusions: Throughout the present study, some interesting results have emerged regarding the investigation of student literacy, results confirmed by the literature review. The link between literacy factors and attitudes, knowledge, communication, behavior and self-efficacy highlights the need for further research and implementation of interventions to enhance health literacy. Finally, the present research could contribute to the design and implementation of interventions designed to enhance health literacy in students.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Health literacy, Elementary school students
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