The health literacy management scale (HeLMS): a measure of an individual's capacity to seek, understand and use health information within the healthcare setting.

@article{Jordan2013TheHL,
  title={The health literacy management scale (HeLMS): a measure of an individual's capacity to seek, understand and use health information within the healthcare setting.},
  author={Joanne E. Jordan and Rachelle Buchbinder and Andrew M Briggs and Gerald R Elsworth and Lucy Busija and R. J. Batterham and Richard H. Osborne},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={228-35}
}
OBJECTIVE Health literacy refers to an individual's ability to seek, understand, and use health information. This paper describes the development and psychometric testing of the health literacy management scale (HeLMS). METHODS Content areas were identified from a conceptual framework derived from interviews and concept mapping. Items were generated from statements from concept mapping participants. Construction (N=333) and replication (N=350) samples were participants in chronic disease self… CONTINUE READING