Health literacy among young adults: a short survey tool for public health and health promotion research.

  title={Health literacy among young adults: a short survey tool for public health and health promotion research.},
  author={Thomas Abel and Karen Hofmann and Sabine Ackermann and Sabine Bucher and Sibel Sakarya},
  journal={Health promotion international},
  volume={30 3},
Health literacy (HL) is context-specific. In public health and health promotion, HL in the private realm refers to individuals' knowledge and skills to prevent disease and to promote health in everyday life. However, there is a scarcity of measurement tools explicitly geared to private realm contexts. Our aim was to develop and test a short survey tool that captures different dimensions of HL in the context of family and friends. We used cross-sectional data from the Swiss Federal Surveys of… CONTINUE READING
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