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DETERMINATION OF HOW UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS PERCEIVE H1N1 AND THEIR LEVEL OF HEALTH LITERACY

AUTHOR/S: K. TEMEZYUREK, T. FIRLAR
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 2, 473-478 pp

ABSTRACT

In last years education and literacy of health becomes important in our country and in
the world. The flu of H1N1 which appears in 2009 is known that it is contagius and
causes sensations around the world. This brings out different perceptions in the society
even in the heralthcare services. Determinate the percieve of H1N1 and the level of
health literacy for people in the society is an important fact.
This study is for to inform undergraduate students about this disease and also determine
their level of health literacy. This health literacy is consisted by 4 steps such as:

1. Illeteracy Health

2. Nominal Health Literacy

3. Interactive or Conceptual-Procedural Health Literacy

4. Critical Health Literacy or Multi-dimentional Health Literacy

This study is based on the undergraduate students in one of the university in İstanbul and it
is determined how they perceive H1N1 and their level of health literacy.
The SPSS statistic method is used on this research and it shows that the results of level of
literacies are under expectations. It is explained that what things to be done to take this
level higher.

Keywords: Health Literacy, H1N1,Environmental Literacy