Patients' Self-rating and Nurses' Rating on Health Literacy of Hospitalized Patients

입원환자 의료정보이해능력에 대한 환자 자가평가와 간호사 평가

  • Received : 2017.02.13
  • Accepted : 2017.03.31
  • Published : 2017.04.28


The study was carried out to identify the relationship of patients' self-rating and nurses' rating on health literacy of hospitalized patients. Data were collected using the Korean Functional Health Literacy Test (KFHLT) which was revised for hospitalized patients and Single Item Literacy Screener. A total of 178 subjects, which consisted of 89 hospitalized patients and 89 nurses taking care of them, were recruited from medical and surgical wards of E university hospital. Collected data were analyzed using SPSS 23.0 program. The results showed that the average health literacy score of the subjects was $11.45{\pm}4.22$ out of 17 and the average correct answer rate was 67.3%. Patient health literacy was significantly different by age, education, occupation and reading handouts. The patients' self-rating had significant correlation with health literacy measured by KFHLT while nurses' rating did not. There was no significant correlation between patients' self-rating and nurses' rating. The findings suggest that patients' self-rating might be available to assess patient health literacy in hospitals and a careful approach is required when nurses use a single-item rating.


Supported by : 을지대학교


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