The Effect of Health Literacy on Patient Outcomes in Stage 3b-4 Pre-Dialysis Patients: A Semi-Experimental Study


Journal of Community Health Nursing, vol.40, no.4, pp.242-254, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/07370016.2023.2191593
  • Journal Name: Journal of Community Health Nursing
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CINAHL, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-254
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


This study was conducted to investigate the effect of health literacy on patient outcomes in pre-dialysis patients. A semi-experimental study. The study was conducted with 45 intervention and 45 control patients with glomerular filtration rates between 15–44ml/min/1.73m2. The adequate health literacy of the patients in the intervention group increased from 2.2% to 31.1%. Increased health literacy led to a significant decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure values and the severity of symptoms. The study showed that increased health literacy in pre-dialysis patients improves patient outcomes. Nursing care is needed in pre-dialysis.