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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Health Literacy in the Iranian Population: Findings and Implications

Hassan Mahmoodi 1 , Sahar Dalvand 2 , Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh 3 , * and Amanj Kurdi 4
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1 Department of Health Education and Promotion, Tabriz University of Medical Science, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3 Clinical Care Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
4 Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Article information
  • Shiraz E-Medical Journal: In Press (In Press); e81115
  • Published Online: March 13, 2019
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: June 22, 2018
  • Revised: December 30, 2018
  • Accepted: January 7, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/semj.81115

To Cite: Mahmoodi H, Dalvand S, Ghanei Gheshlagh R, Kurdi A. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Health Literacy in the Iranian Population: Findings and Implications, Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; In Press(In Press):e81115. doi: 10.5812/semj.81115.

Abstract
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1. Context
2. Objectives
3. Data Sources
4. Results
5. Discussion
6. Conclusions
Footnotes
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