Journal article

A Mokken analysis of the literacy in musculoskeletal problems questionnaire

Brett Vaughan, Jane Mulcahy, Amy Coffey, Laura Addinsall, Stephanie Ryan, Kylie Fitzgerald

HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OUTCOMES | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Limited health literacy is known to impact on medication adherence, hospital readmission and potentially poorer health outcomes. The literature on the health literacy of those with musculoskeletal conditions suggests greater functional limitations and increased pain levels. There are a number of measures of health literacy. One that specifically relates to musculoskeletal complaints is the Literacy in Musculoskeletal Problems (LiMP) questionnaire. The LiMP contains 9 multiple choice items that cover anatomy, musculoskeletal conditions and the diagnosis of musculoskeletal complaints. The aim of the study was to evaluate the dimensionality and internal structure of the LiMP in pati..

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