The Effectiveness of Health Literacy Training through Social Networks on Life Quality of Retirees of the Civil Servant Pension Fund

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Knowledge and Information Science, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan Branch, Hamedan, Iran

2 Department of psychology, PayameNnour University, Hamedan, Iran


Objective: The main goal of this research is to measure the effectiveness of health literacy training for retirements of the civil servant pension fund through social networks.
Methods: The current study is a semi-experimental study and was conducted as a pre-test-post-test. The research community were selected among the civil servant pension fund retirees in the whole country.after measuring their quality of life, 80 retirees who had a poor quality of life score in two groups, the test and the control.Health literacy training program through social networks (WhatsApp & Telegram), designed based on James Brown's systematic educational model. After that, the quality of life of both groups was checked and compared again. SPSS 23 software, inferential statistics and descriptive statistics and Kolmogorov Smirnov's tests, t test, as well as covariance test were used for dataa analysis.
Findings: The results of covariance analysis showed that health literacy training through social networks has caused changes in the test group, and this means that training program has had an impact on the quality of life of the retirees of the civil servant Pension Fund.
Conclusion: According to the findings of this research and the effectiveness of the training course through social networks for retirees, managers and planners of the country's health field can create a wide and integrated network in the whole with long-term planning by using social networks to improve the level of health literacy of retirees


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