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Sense of security during COVID-19 isolation improved with better health literacy - A cross-sectional study

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dc.contributor.author Ingadóttir, Brynja
dc.contributor.author Bragadottir, Bjork
dc.contributor.author Zoëga, Sigríður
dc.contributor.author Blöndal, Katrín
dc.contributor.author Jónsdóttir, Helga
dc.contributor.author Hafsteinsdóttir, Elín Jóhanna G
dc.date.accessioned 2023-05-23T01:05:59Z
dc.date.available 2023-05-23T01:05:59Z
dc.date.issued 2023-09
dc.identifier.citation Ingadóttir , B , Bragadottir , B , Zoëga , S , Blöndal , K , Jónsdóttir , H & Hafsteinsdóttir , E J G 2023 , ' Sense of security during COVID-19 isolation improved with better health literacy - A cross-sectional study ' , Default journal , vol. 114 , 107788 , pp. 107788 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2023.107788
dc.identifier.issn 0738-3991
dc.identifier.other PURE: 136723424
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 09b9725d-89d8-4377-a824-55d36ac8bdce
dc.identifier.other PubMedCentral: PMC10159664
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85159126176
dc.identifier.other unpaywall: 10.1016/j.pec.2023.107788
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/4212
dc.description Funding Information: This work was supported by the University of Iceland Research Fund , the Icelandic Nurses’ Association Research Fund and Landspitali University Hospital Science Fund ( A-2022-051 ). Publisher Copyright: © 2023 The Authors
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess sense of security, health literacy, and the association between sense of security and health literacy during COVID-19 self-isolation. METHODS: In this cross-sectional survey all adults who caught COVID-19 from the onset of the pandemic until June 2020 in Iceland and received surveillance from a special COVID-19 outpatient clinic, were eligible. Participants retrospectively answered the Sense of Security in Care - Patients' Evaluation and the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire. Data were analysed with parametric and non-parametric tests. RESULTS: Participants' (N = 937, 57% female, median age 49 (IQR=23)) sense of security during isolation was Med 5.5 (IQR=1) and 90% had sufficient health literacy. The proposed regression model (R2 =.132) indicated that those with sufficient health literacy had, on average, higher sense of security than those with inadequate health literacy. CONCLUSION: Sense of security was high among individuals who received surveillance from an outpatient clinic during isolation and was associated with health literacy. The high health literacy rate may be an indication of a high COVID-19 specific health literacy rather than general health literacy. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Healthcare professionals can improve the sense of security of patients through measures to improve their health literacy, including their navigation health literacy, by practising good communication, and providing effective patient education.
dc.format.extent 107788
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Default journal; 114()
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Hjúkrun langveikra fullorðinna
dc.subject Hjúkrun aðgerðasjúklinga
dc.subject COVID-19
dc.subject Health literacy
dc.subject Healthcare
dc.subject Sense of security
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Middle Aged
dc.subject Health Literacy
dc.subject Male
dc.subject COVID-19/epidemiology
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires
dc.subject Retrospective Studies
dc.subject Medicine (all)
dc.title Sense of security during COVID-19 isolation improved with better health literacy - A cross-sectional study
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dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.pmid 37173221
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2023.107788
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dc.contributor.department Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
dc.contributor.department Other departments

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