Measuring functional, interactive and critical health literacy of Chinese secondary school students: reliable, valid and feasible?
Shuaijun Guo, Elise Davis, Xiaoming Yu, Lucio Naccarella, Rebecca Armstrong, Thomas Abel, Geoffrey Browne, Yanqin Shi
GLOBAL HEALTH PROMOTION | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2018
Health literacy is an increasingly important topic in the global context. In mainland China, health literacy measures mainly focus on health knowledge and practices or on the functional domain for adolescents. However, little is known about interactive and critical domains. This study aimed to adopt a skills-based and three-domain (functional, interactive and critical) instrument to measure health literacy in Chinese adolescents and to examine the status and determinants of each domain. Using a systematic review, the eight-item Health Literacy Assessment Tool (HLAT-8) was selected and translated from English to Chinese (c-HLAT-8). Following the translation process, a cross-sectional study wa..View full abstract