Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Elements of health literacy among the Hungarian working population]

SZOBOTA Lívia1, HIRDI Henriett Éva2, BALOGH Zoltán2

DECEMBER 30, 2016

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2016;29(06)

[Aim of the research: The authors’ objective was to reveal the state of health, lifestyle and health behaviour of economically active population. Research and sampling methods: The cross-sectional survey was conducted among white-collar workers in Hungary, selected using a random, sampling method. The data gathering took place using web-based, anonymous, self-completion questionnaire. The proprietary questionnaire used was based on the questionnaire used in the National Population Health Survey (OLEF) for the standard survey of health behaviour. The authors analysed the gathered data with Microsoft Excel 2010 software, using chi-square test and descriptive statistical method. They regarded the value of p <0,05 as significant. Results: The survey was completed by 735 workers (63% man, 37% woman). The average health value of workeres in the survey was 9.6 on a scale of ten grades. We separately analysed smoking habits and physical activity. Examining their state of health based on the psychosomatic symptoms scale, the respondents most frequently indicated back and lumbal pain, and sleep disorders. Conclusions: The results of survey revealed that the health condition of respondents is unsatisfying. Many white-collar workers are suffering from psychosomatic symptoms. On the whole it can be concluded that health behavior of workers needs to be changed. ]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar, Budapest
  2. Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar, Ápolástan Tanszék, Budapest

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