Journal article

The Health Literacy Profile of Clients Attending a Community Rehabilitation Program: A Survey Using the Health Literacy Questionnaire

Kelly Joyce, Margaret Staples, Alison Beauchamp, Rebecca Jessup, Rachelle Buchbinder

REHABILITATION RESEARCH POLICY AND EDUCATION | SPRINGER PUBLISHING CO | Published : 2020

Abstract

PurposeThis study aimed to explore the health literacy profile of individuals attending a metropolitan community rehabilitation center in Victoria, Australia.Methods295 consecutive attendees of a community rehabilitation program between January and August 2015 were invited to complete the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ), a 44-item questionnaire comprising nine independent scales of health literacy, and provide demographic data. Exclusion criteria were having severe dementia and inability to communicate to complete the HLQ. Participants and nonparticipants were compared using descriptive analysis. Mean scores were calculated for each of the nine health literacy scales. Linear regression w..

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