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Title:
Validation of a Health Literacy test in a Danish population - Results from a pilot study
Author:
Lisa Korsbakke Emtekær Hæsum: Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark Lars Ehlers: Centre of Improvement in Health Care, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark Ole K. Hejlesen: Department of Health Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University, Denmark/Department of Computer Science, University of Troms√ł, Troms√ł, Norway
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Year:
2014
Conference:
Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics; August 22; 2014; Grimstad; Norway
Issue:
102
Article no.:
001
Pages:
1-7
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-08-20
ISBN:
978-91-7519-241-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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The authors of this paper translated and adapted the original American full-length Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA) into a Danish version. As a part of a pilot study the Danish TOFHLA was validated for use in a Danish population. The purpose of the pilot study was to test and validate the Danish version of TOFHLA on 42 consecutively selected patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and to explore tendencies and associations between health literacy and demographic characteristics; educational attainment; and mean response time. The 42 COPD patients were recruited from two different settings (the municipality of Aalborg and the municipality of Hj√łrring). Based on a Cronbach‚Äôs alpha coefficient of 0.943; a reliable Danish TOFHLA has been successfully developed. The results of the pilot study showed no statistical significant differences between COPD patients recruited from the municipality of Aalborg and those recruited from the municipality of Hj√łrring. More research is needed to explore the level of health literacy among Danish COPD patients.

Keywords: Denmark; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; TOFHLA; Validity; Health literacy

Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics; August 22; 2014; Grimstad; Norway

Author:
Lisa Korsbakke Emtekær Hæsum, Lars Ehlers, Ole K. Hejlesen
Title:
Validation of a Health Literacy test in a Danish population - Results from a pilot study
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Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics; August 22; 2014; Grimstad; Norway

Author:
Lisa Korsbakke Emtekær Hæsum, Lars Ehlers, Ole K. Hejlesen
Title:
Validation of a Health Literacy test in a Danish population - Results from a pilot study
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