Mental health, compliance with measures and health prospects during the COVID-19 epidemic: the role of health literacy.

Last updated on 28-1-2022 by Lize Hermans

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BACKGROUND: The importance of health literacy in dealing with the COVID-19 epidemic has been emphasized but scarcely addressed empirically. In this study, the association of health literacy with mental health, compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures and health prospects was assessed in a Belgian context. METHODS: Data were extracted from the third of a series of cross-sectional online COVID-related surveys (n = 32,794). Data collection took place for 1 week starting the 28th of May 2020. People residing in Belgium and aged 18 years or older could participate. Data were collecte…

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