Correlational research between the status health literacy and health behavior of the inpatients with stroke

J Li, Bei Wu, F Tian, J.R. Liu, X.J. Zhao, Y. Zhou

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Objective: To explore the correlation between health literacy and healthy behaviors in patients with stroke, and provide corresponding reference for patients' rehabilitation intervention. Methods: A convenient sampling method was used to select 508 stroke patients from the neurology department and physiatry department of fore third-grade hospitals in Guiyang from November 2017 to March 2018. A total of 508 stroke patients were investigated and analyzed using the Chronic Diseases Health Literacy Survey Scale, the Health Promotion Lifestyle Scale II, and the General Survey Form. Results: The overall score of healthy behavior of stroke patients was (31.26±7.74) points, the overall score of healthy behavior of stroke patients was (123.26±23.74) points; Pearson correlation analysis: health literacy level and healthy behavior level were positively correlated (r=0.625,P<0.01); the relationship between the level of healthy behavior and the improvement of health will which is from the health literacy is the strongest (r=0.621,P<0.01); the correlation between the health literacy and the self-actualization level which is from healthy behaviors is the highest (r=0.562,P<0.01). Conclusion: The level of health literacy is positively correlated with the level of health behavior, and there is a positive correlation between each dimension. Medical personnel should start from the correlation between health literacy and health behavior, to improve the rehabilitation treatment of patients.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-15
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nursing Science (Chinese)
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2019



  • stroke
  • health literacy
  • health behavior

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