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Table 3 Effects of the program to improve HL and cervical cancer screening behavior

From: An exploratory pilot study on health education program to improve health literacy among female in their 20s

Variables Pre-test (n = 13) Post-test (n = 13) P-value
HL scalea (total) 58 (56–63) 68 (59–79) 0.001
Subscales
 Women’s choice for adopting health information and practice 24 (23–26) 28 (27–30) 0.003
 Knowledge of female body 15 (14–16) 17 (15–20) 0.004
 Self-care during menstruation 13 (10–15) 15 (13–17) 0.003
 Sexual discussion with partner 6 (4–7) 8 (6–8) 0.023
Test of knowledge for women’s healtha 16 (13–18) 18 (17–19) 0.003
Cervical cancer screening behaviorb
 Yes 0 (0.0) 4 (30.8) 0.125
 No 13 (100.0) 9 (69.2)
  1. HL health literacy
  2. aWilcoxon’s signed-rank test; data are expressed as median (interquartile range)
  3. bMcNemar’s test and this question were conducted at 1 month after completing the program