The HLS19-COM-P, a new instrument for measuring communicative health literacy in interaction with ohysicians: development and validation in nine European countries

Last updated on 13-12-2022 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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BACKGROUND: Sufficient communicative health literacy (COM-HL) is important for patients actively participating in dialogue with physicians, expressing their needs and desires for treatment, and asking clarifying questions. There is a lack of instruments combining communication and HL proficiency. Hence, the aim was to establish an instrument with sufficient psychometric properties for measuring COM-HL. METHODS: The HLS-COM-P instrument was developed based on a conceptual framework integrating HL with central communicative tasks. Data were collected using different data collection modes i…

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