The purpose of this study is to clarify the process which the aged people who collect a healthinformation by health literacy and make health behavioral change to exam the construct of healthliteracy. The targets are women in their sixties in A city, who have an annual checkup and guidance.An exploratory qualitative study was conducted based on observation of checkup and guidance andthe semi-structured interview. The texts of health literacy and behavior extracted from the result ofobservation and interviews was analysed based on Murata's health literacy index. The construct ofhealth literacy were classified into 4 categories such as functional, interactive, critical and otherhealth literacy. As the fourth literacy is competency to reflect and think about one's life, we havenamed reflective health literacy. In conclusion, it is suggested that reflective health literacy shouldimpact on behavioral changes into healthy lifestyle.
|Translated title of the contribution||Health literacy of those who have got the specialized annual checkup and guidance|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||日本赤十字九州国際看護大学紀要 = Bulletin of the Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 28 2011|