HEALTH LITERACY AND TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

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Number of pages: 26-35
Year-Number: 2022-2

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Aim: The aim of this study is to deconstruct the relationship between health literacy and traffic accidents.
Methods: This study was conducted with volunteers who came to the Family Health Center between February 2022 and April 2022. Volunteers were asked to fill in the sociodemographic data form, and the Latest Vital Signs Form (NVS).
Results: According to the results of our study, the NVS score was found to be lower in those who had a traffic accident. The NVS score of those who had a traffic accident was found to be lower at all levels of education compared to those who had not had a traffic accident. As the level of education increased, NVS scores increased.
Conclusions: At least one of the drivers is at fault in accidents that occur when two vehicles hit each other. It was observed that being involved in an accident in any way was associated with health literacy. The health literacy scale is a scale in which we evaluate the reading comprehension and attention ability of people with NVS. Considering that drivers who have a good attention span, a high NVS score, and drive more cautiously, the education of individuals with low health literacy in traffic accident prevention may be recommended.

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