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2018

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Dear editor- in- chief,

Journal of Library Philosophy and Practice

Prof. Mary K. Bolin,

Professor and Chair, Technical Services, University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln NE 68588-4100

mbolin2@unl.edu

I would like to submit our article with Title: Evaluation of eHealth Literacy among Non-Clinical Graduate Students. I attach the manuscript for your consideration and I would like to know if the topics are interested for you.

I would greatly thank you if you let me know your evaluation result and opinion about its publication chance in your Scopus indexed database, not just website. Because, I have noticed some of the articles which are published in the journal’s website are not indexed in Scopus.

If you find the manuscript interesting please let me know what are the criteria for publishing articles in Scopus database, to enable me to make further improvement in writing and formatting and submit it for publication.

Your prompt answer is highly appreciated.

Best Regards

Masumeh Sattari

Corresponding Author

Abstract

Background and Aim: e-health literacy is the ability to search, find, understand and evaluate health information from electronic information sources and use this information to diagnose or resolve health disorders.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the e-health literacy of non-clinical graduate students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences.

Materials and Methods: In this descriptive-survey research, 159 graduate students and 41 Ph.D. students were randomly selected and investigated. The data collection tool was a standard version of the e-Healths questionnaire. The collected data was analyzed by using the SPSS.22 software.

Results: The results showed that the level of e-health literacy in 56.8% of students was moderate, 16.7% in good condition and 3.1% in very good condition. Twenty-one percent of the students had poor health literacy and 2.5% had a low level of e-health literacy. The level of e-health literacy of Ph.D. students was higher than that of M.Sc. students. The results of independent t-test for comparing the level of e-health literacy between the two groups indicated a significant level (p <0.5).

Conclusions: Regarding the "moderate (relatively favorable)" level of e-health literacy among non-clinical students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences; informing in line with having access to online, comprehensible and validated health information, and the training web-based health information assessment by the relevant authorities such as The Ministry of Health and Medical Education will be effective in increasing the level of health literacy and e-health literacy.

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