Quality of health literacy instruments used in children and adolescents: a systematic review
Shuaijun Guo, Rebecca Armstrong, Elizabeth Waters, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Sheikh M Alif, Geoffrey R Browne, Xiaoming Yu
BMJ OPEN | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2018
OBJECTIVE: Improving health literacy at an early age is crucial to personal health and development. Although health literacy in children and adolescents has gained momentum in the past decade, it remains an under-researched area, particularly health literacy measurement. This study aimed to examine the quality of health literacy instruments used in children and adolescents and to identify the best instrument for field use. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: A wide range of settings including schools, clinics and communities. PARTICIPANTS: Children and/or adolescents aged 6-24 years. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Measurement properties (reliability, validity and responsiveness) and..View full abstract
This paper is part of SG's PhD research project, which is supported by the Melbourne International Engagement Award. This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.