The Effect Of Communicative And Critical Health Literacy On Primary Stroke Prevention Behavior Of Patients With Hypertension

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Rahmawati , Ridwan Amiruddin , Andi Zulkifli , Suriah , A.Arsunan Arsin , Saifuddin Sirajuddin, Agus Bintara Birawida


Background: Stroke-Related Health Literacy Entails Understanding Risk Factors For Stroke Prevention Along With Recognizing Stroke Warning Signs. Health Literacy Can Be A Controllable Determinant Of Health Behavior Which Affects Stroke Prevention.    This Research Aims To Analyze The Effect Of Health Literacy (Communicative And Critical Health Literacy) On Primary Stroke Prevention Behavior In Patients With Hypertension.

Methods: This Quantitative Research Employed A Cross Sectional Study Design. It Involved 217 Patients. The Sampling Technique Used In Participant Recruitment Was Accidental Sampling. The Research Was Conducted In 3 Health Centres In Makassar City. The Data Analysis Comprised Univariate Analysis, Bivariate Analysis Using The Chi-Square Test, And Multivariate Analysis Using Regresi Linear Berganda.

Result: Family Support Influences Through Health Literacy Communication And Critical Knowledge Of Stroke With P Values ​​Of 0.002 And 0.004, Respectively, On Stroke Attitudes With P Values ​​Of 0, 014 And 0.024, Respectively, On Diet With P Values ​​Of 0, 010 And Respectively. 0.003, For Physical Activity With P Values ​​Of 0, 003 And 0.004, Respectively, For The Risk Of Stroke With P Values ​​Of 0.003 And 0.001, Respectively. Meanwhile, Family Support Has An Effect On Smoking Habits Through Health Literacy Communicative With A P Value Of 0.010. However, Through Critical Health Literacy, It Has No Effect With A P Value Of 0.126.

Conclusion: Family Support Through Communicative And Critical Health Literacy, Have An Effect On Primary Stroke Prevention Behavior In Patients With Hypertension.

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