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Results of comparative analysis of health literacy among student youth of Aktobe city (Kazakhstan)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2024-01-16
Issue: 
1
Year: 
2024

Associate Professor G. Berdesheva(1), Candidate of Medical Sciences;
E. Khairullina(1); A. Zhubaniyazova(1); Professor K. Amlaev(2), MD
1-West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov Medical University
2-Stavropol State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia

The level of health literacy (HL) has a significant impact on human health and quality of life. Objective. To conduct a comparative analysis of the level of student health education, depending on the specialty and the course of study. To test the European questionnaire to determine the level of HL, adapted for Kazakhstan. Materials and methods. In a single-stage cross-sectional study, 1st and 4th year students of the specialties «general medicine» (n=422) and «military medicine» (n=433) were interviewed. Results. Differences in the level of HL of all respondents in different fields were revealed. Proposals have been developed to increase the level of water supply.

Keywords: 
health literacy
disease prevention
health promotion.



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