Journal article

A validation study of the Norwegian version of the Health Literacy Questionnaire: A robust nine-dimension factor model.

Astrid K Wahl, Åsmund Hermansen, Richard H Osborne, Marie Hamilton Larsen

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health | Published : 2020


Objective: This study aimed to undertake a rigorous psychometric evaluation of the nine-scale Norwegian version of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) based on data from a sample of people with psoriasis. Methods: Cross-sectional survey data were collected from 825 adults with psoriasis who previously participated in the Norwegian Climate Heliotherapy programme. To investigate the factorial validity of the Norwegian HLQ, confirmatory factor analyses were carried out using Stata. Results: A highly restricted model fit with no cross-loadings or correlated residuals was acceptable for three of the nine scales ('Feeling understood and supported by health-care providers', 'Appraisal of health..

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