Health literacy

İLGÜN G., TURAÇ İ. S. , Orak S.

5th International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Paris, France, 25 - 27 June 2014, vol.174, pp.2629-2633 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 174
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.944
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.2629-2633


Health literacy has been defined as access to health services of individuals, understand and use health information systems, interpret health-related issue and make right decision. In recent years, the importance of health literacy has been rising from studies with positive results in worldwide. According to the research, rates of emergency visit, hospitalization, readmission in hospital and health care cost are decreased, patient-physician communication, mammography utilization rate, chronic disease screening rates are increased. In this study, the health literacy will be investigated and the importance of health literacy will be state. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.