Determination of how undergraduate students perceive H1N1 and their level of health literacy

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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. © SGEM2010 All Rights Reserved by the International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM Published by STEF92 Technology Ltd.


10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO, SGEM 2010 -- 20 June 2010 through 26 June 2010 -- Varna -- 101583

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Environmental literacy, H1N1, Health literacy


10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference and EXPO - Modern Management of Mine Producing, Geology and Environmental Protection, SGEM 2010

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