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The grounded psychometric development and initial validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)
TLDR
The HLQ covers 9 conceptually distinct areas of health literacy to assess the needs and challenges of a wide range of people and organisations and is likely to be useful in surveys, intervention evaluation, and studies of theneeds and capabilities of individuals. Expand
The Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ): an outcomes and evaluation measure for patient education and self-management interventions for people with chronic conditions.
TLDR
The heiQ has high construct validity and is a reliable measure of a broad range of patient education program benefits and will provide valuable information to clinicians, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders about the value of patienteducation programs in chronic disease management. Expand
Distribution of health literacy strengths and weaknesses across socio-demographic groups: a cross-sectional survey using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)
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Some large health literacy differences across nine domains of health literacy in adults using health services in Victoria are revealed, providing insights into the relationship between health literacy and socioeconomic position in vulnerable groups and, given the focus of the HLQ, provide guidance for the development of equitable interventions. Expand
Cross-cultural adaptation of the Health Education Impact Questionnaire: experimental study showed expert committee, not back-translation, added value.
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This is the first experimental evidence that back-translation has moderate impact, whereas expert committee helps to ensure accurate content of a translated multidimensional questionnaire. Expand
The health literacy management scale (HeLMS): a measure of an individual's capacity to seek, understand and use health information within the healthcare setting.
TLDR
The HeLMS has acceptable psychometric properties and assesses a range of health literacy constructs important to patients when seeking, understanding and using health information within the healthcare system. Expand
Construction of the descriptive system for the assessment of quality of life AQoL-6D utility instrument
TLDR
The AQoL-6D descriptive system has good psychometric properties which imply that the instrument has achieved construct validity and provides a sensitive description of HRQoL, which means that it may be used with confidence for measuring health related quality of life and that it is a suitable basis for modelling utilities for inclusion in the economic evaluation of health programs. Expand
The extent and breadth of benefits from participating in chronic disease self-management courses: a national patient-reported outcomes survey.
TLDR
While the well-being of people with chronic diseases tends to decline, about one third of participants from a wide range of backgrounds show substantial improvements in a range of skills that enable them to self-manage. Expand
A validity-driven approach to the understanding of the personal and societal burden of low back pain: development of a conceptual and measurement model
TLDR
Using a grounded approach, an explicit a priori and testable model of the overall burden of low back pain has been proposed that captures the full breadth of the burden experienced by patients and observed by experts. Expand
The value of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) for comparing women with early onset breast cancer with population-based reference women
TLDR
Specific sampling or DIF effects do not explain the observation that women with breast cancer have lower levels of anxiety and depression than population controls, and the psychometric properties of the HADS appear to be acceptable in these groups. Expand
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