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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153020
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Testing Health Literacy Skills in Older Adults in Korea
Abstract:
Testing Health Literacy Skills in Older Adults in Korea
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Lee, Tae Wha, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Yonsei University
Title:Associate Professor
Co-Authors:Soo Jin Kang, MSN, RN; Soo In Hyun, BS, RN; Hanju Lee, PhD, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: Testing client's ability to read and to comprehend written health care instructions is becoming more widespread. Current health literacy screening instrument for health care are developed by Western community and available only in English. Purpose of the study was to develop a short and accurate screening test of limited health literacy for Korean older adults. Method: We developed originally 83 candidate items which included 66 medical terms, 10 reading comprehension items, 7 numeracy items based on review of the literature, existing health education materials, and literacy instruments. The items were reviewed and revised several times by an expert panel. Content validity was assessed by 10 health and nursing experts. Survey was performed to assess construct validity, criterion validity, and reliability (Internal consistency and test-retest reliability) using a sample of 300 elderly persons living in community. Results: We measured content validity using content validity index (CVI) and final 46 items were chosen. Factor analysis was performed to assess construct validity and criterion validity was assessed by measuring correlations with REALM scores. We also evaluated test-retest reliability and internal consistency as reliability measures. Conclusion: Health Literacy Scale which was developed in this study is culturally suitable for screening test for limited literacy for Korean elderly in the community.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTesting Health Literacy Skills in Older Adults in Koreaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153020-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Testing Health Literacy Skills in Older Adults in Korea</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lee, Tae Wha, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Yonsei University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">twlee5@yuhs.ac</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Soo Jin Kang, MSN, RN; Soo In Hyun, BS, RN; Hanju Lee, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Purpose: Testing client's ability to read and to comprehend written health care instructions is becoming more widespread. Current health literacy screening instrument for health care are developed by Western community and available only in English. Purpose of the study was to develop a short and accurate screening test of limited health literacy for Korean older adults. Method: We developed originally 83 candidate items which included 66 medical terms, 10 reading comprehension items, 7 numeracy items based on review of the literature, existing health education materials, and literacy instruments. The items were reviewed and revised several times by an expert panel. Content validity was assessed by 10 health and nursing experts. Survey was performed to assess construct validity, criterion validity, and reliability (Internal consistency and test-retest reliability) using a sample of 300 elderly persons living in community. Results: We measured content validity using content validity index (CVI) and final 46 items were chosen. Factor analysis was performed to assess construct validity and criterion validity was assessed by measuring correlations with REALM scores. We also evaluated test-retest reliability and internal consistency as reliability measures. Conclusion: Health Literacy Scale which was developed in this study is culturally suitable for screening test for limited literacy for Korean elderly in the community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:59:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:59:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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