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Hashemi-Shahri S M, Khammarnia M, Ansari-Moghaddam A, Setoodehzadeh F, Okati-Aliabad H, Peyvand M. Sources of news as a necessity for improving community health literacy about COVID-19. Med J Islam Repub Iran 2020; 34 (1) :453-455
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-6626-en.html
Health Promotion Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran , ansarialireza@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (5298 Views)
Background: In the 21st century, the world has become a global village and a disease outbreak in one part of the world can spread rapidly to other countries far away.
   Methods: The emergence of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) in China in January 2020 and its growing level of spread and severity between and within other countries as well as different continents has become a global emergency. Moreover, low health literacy results in more problems and continuation of the outbreak. Consequently, COVID-19 pandemic may produce new debates, discussions, and disturbing developments every day. In the meantime, cyberspace plays an important role in this case.
   Results: Improving people's health literacy can lead to increased potential of patients to make informed decisions, reduce health risks, increase disease prevention, and improve quality of life.
   Conclusion: The experience during COVID-19 pandemic has shown that health literacy plays an important role in preventing and controlling diseases and pandemic.
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Type of Study: Editorial | Subject: Health Education

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