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Health Literacy in Younger Age Groups: Health Care Perceptions: Informed People Will Be More Prepared People

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1106187, PP. 1-14

Subject Areas: Nursing, Global Health, Public Health

Keywords: Health Communication, Internet, Teenagers, Young, Health Literacy

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Background: Young people and adolescents are increasingly using digital platforms for various purposes, including health aspects, which is not linear about whether they consider health information important or understand it. Objectives: Exploratory study with 51 individuals aged 17 to 25 years to ascertain their perception of health issues. Methodology: For this study, a 10-question questionnaire survey was elaborated and distributed online via the Facebook Social Network to 51 male and female adolescents, aged 17 to 25, living in the Greater Lisbon area, college students. Conclusions and Relevance: Young people want to know about their health, but feel that they should do this research by themselves. On the other hand, health information research and using skills demonstrate a failure in both access to reliable information and processing and understanding.

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Nunes, C. , Almeida, C. V. D. and Belim, C. (2020). Health Literacy in Younger Age Groups: Health Care Perceptions: Informed People Will Be More Prepared People. Open Access Library Journal, 7, e6187. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1106187.

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