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Testing health literacy skills in older Korean adults.

Authors
 Tae Wha Lee  ;  Soo Jin Kang  ;  Han Joo Lee  ;  Soo In Hyun 
Citation
 PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING, Vol.75(3) : 302-307, 2009 
Journal Title
 PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING 
ISSN
 0738-3991 
Issue Date
2009
MeSH
Adult ; Age Factors ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Educational Status ; Female ; Health Education* ; Humans ; Korea ; Male ; Mass Screening ; Middle Aged ; Psychometrics ; Reading* ; Reproducibility of Results ; Surveys and Questionnaires
Keywords
Health literacy ; Older adults ; Instrument ; Rasch model ; Korean
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable screening test for limited health literacy for older Korean adults. METHODS: A pool of 102 items was generated based on empirical referents, which, after expert review, field study, and content validity, was reduced to 29 items with three subscales. Construct validity and reliability were established using a convenience sample of 411 community dwelling elderly participants and exploratory factor analysis, and Cronbach's alpha was employed. Rasch analysis was also performed to assess the unidimensionality of the construct and item adequacy. RESULTS: Rasch analysis showed that the scale was unidimensional and the majority of the items demonstrated good fit. The final instrument, the Korean Health Literacy Scale (KHLS), is a 24-item questionnaire containing short passages, pictures, and graphs with multiple-choice answer format, with an internal consistency of .891. There are 13 comprehension and numeracy questions and 11 questions about health-related terms; the test requires 15-20min for administration. CONCLUSION: KHLS is culturally suitable as a screening test for limited literacy for older Korean adults in the community. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Korean investigators now have a validated health literacy tool for research with elderly participants
Full Text
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738399109001566
DOI
10.1016/j.pec.2009.04.002
Appears in Collections:
3. College of Nursing (간호대학) > Dept. of Nursing (간호학과) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, Tae Wha(이태화) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2568-3074
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/105091
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