Journal article

A pilot study of adolescent health literacy research in Melbourne: Implementation and reflections

Shuaijun Guo, Elise Davis, Rebecca Armstrong, Xiaoming Yu, Lucio Naccarella

HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

ISSUES ADDRESSED: While adolescent health literacy research has gained momentum, there is little evidence regarding its implementation and data collection in school settings. This study explored the feasibility of collecting health literacy data from Australian secondary schools and piloted three health literacy instruments. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was designed to recruit four government secondary schools in Melbourne. Active, opt-in consent was obtained from parents and students in Years 7-9, and an online survey was conducted. Three health literacy instruments were used: the 8-item Health Literacy Assessment Tool (HLAT-8), the Newest Vital Sign (NVS), and the 47-item Health Litera..

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