The Role of School Health Nurses’ Health Literacy in their Quality of Life in Health-Promoting Schools
Hosseinkhani Nooshin1, Talebi Behnam2*
1. MSc in Educational Management, Department of Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran
2. Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz Branch, Tabriz, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Behnam Talebi
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Background & Objectives: School Health Nurses in health-promoting schools have a decisive role in the effectiveness of these schools in promoting studentschr('39') health. The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the role of health literacy of health care providers in their quality of life in health-promoting schools of Tabriz education districts.
Methods: The present study was a descriptive-analytical one conducted in 175 health-promoting schools in Tabriz in 2019. A total of 120 school health nurses in health-promoting schools of five education districts were selected using stratified random sampling. Data were collected using the Health Literacy Questionnaire of Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research and the World Health Organizationchr('39')s Quality of Life Questionnaire. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze data through Smart PLS software.
Results: The results showed that quality of life with all its dimensions including physical health, emotional health, environmental health and social health are predictable based on all dimensions of health literacy.
Conclusion: Improving the health literacy of school health nurses through specialized training courses, conferences, scientific competitions and field visits to successful schools around the world can improve the quality of their lives.
Keywords: Health Literacy, Quality of Life, Health Dimensions, Quality of Life Dimensions, Health Care Providers, Health-Promoting Schools
Citation: Hosseinkhani N, Talebi B. The Role of School Health Nurses’ Health Literacy in their Quality of Life in Health-Promoting Schools. Journal of Health Based Research 2020; 5(4): 369-82. [In Persian]