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Development of residents health literacy questionnaire:a new scale based on clinical perspective
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Pages: 24-27
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Chinese Journal of Health Education

Keyword:  Rural residentsHealth literacyQuestionnaireClinical perspective;
Abstract: Objective To develop a health literacy questionnaire from clinical perspective.Methods Based on the definition on health literacy of the World Health Organization,this study defined the dimensions of health literacy from the clinical perspective according to the literature analysis results,and developed the health literacy questionnaire.The pre-survey was conducted,and the reliability and validity of the initial constructed questionnaire were tested.According to the re-sults of the pre-survey and questionnaire analysis,the feasibility of the questionnaire was preliminarily evaluated,and then the questionnaire was modified according to the results.Then the second pre-survey was carried out and the reliability and va-lidity of the questionnaire was analyzed,until the health literacy assessment questionnaire with good reliability and validity was formed.Results This study defined the health literacy as four dimensions:health knowledge,reading and comprehen-sion ability,numeracy and communication.A health literacy questionnaire was developed based on the four dimensions.After two times of the pre-survey and the reliability and validity test,the health literacy questionnaire was eventually formed with a good reliability and validity.The questionnaire contained 14 questions including:6 health knowledge questions;4 reading and comprehension questions;3 numeracy section;1 communication section.Each question offered three options,or four answer choices.The overall answer time was more or less 14 minutes.Conclusion This study defined health literacy as four dimensions from the clinical point of view,namely health knowledge,reading and comprehension,calculation and commu-nication,and constructed health literacy questionnaire with good reliability and validity.
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