Nanfang Wei

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BACKGROUND Health literacy has been defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand the basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. Currently, few studies have validated the causal pathways of determinants of health literacy through the use of statistical modeling. The(More)
BACKGROUND There is no special instrument to measure skills-based health literacy where it concerns infectious respiratory diseases. This study aimed to explore and evaluate a new skills-based instrument on health literacy regarding respiratory infectious diseases. METHODS This instrument was designed to measure not only an individual's reading and(More)
INTRODUCTION Although hand dermatitis (HD) is known to affect nursing students worldwide, no studies of this disease have yet been conducted in China. Similarly, rural populations are often neglected in international research. METHODS A preliminary study of female students from both grades of a hospital-based nursing school was conducted in Hebei(More)
OBJECTIVE To learn the status of knowledge and behaviors about chronic diseases prevention for Chinese residents, and to provide basis for developing health education strategy. METHODS Using multi-stage stratified random cluster sampling, 79 542 residents aged 15-69 years old from 31 provinces (municipalities and autonomous regions) and Xinjiang(More)
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