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Development of the Health Literacy of Caregivers Scale - Cancer (HLCS-C): item generation and content validity testing

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, December 2014
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Title
Development of the Health Literacy of Caregivers Scale - Cancer (HLCS-C): item generation and content validity testing
Published in
BMC Family Practice, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12875-014-0202-9
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Authors

Eva YN Yuen, Tess Knight, Sarity Dodson, Lina Ricciardelli, Susan Burney, Patricia M Livingston

Abstract

BackgroundHealth literacy refers to an individual¿s ability to engage with health information and services. Cancer caregivers play a vital role in the care of people with cancer, and their capacity to find, understand, appraise and use health information and services influences how effectively they are able to undertake this role. The aim of this study was to develop an instrument to measure health literacy of cancer caregivers.MethodContent areas for the new instrument were identified from a conceptual model of cancer caregiver health literacy. Item content was guided by statements provided by key stakeholders during consultation activities and selected to be representative across the range of cancer caregiver experiences. Content validity of items was assessed through expert review (n¿=¿7) and cognitive interviews with caregivers (n¿=¿16).ResultsAn initial pool of 82 items was generated across 10 domains. Two categories of response options were developed for these items: agreement with statements, and difficulty undertaking presented tasks. Expert review revealed that the majority of items were relevant and clear (Content Validity Index > 0.78). Cognitive interviews with caregivers suggested that all except three items were well understood.ConclusionA resultant 88 item questionnaire was developed to assess cancer caregiver health literacy. Further work is required to assess the construct validity and reliability of the new measure, and to remove poorly performing and redundant items, which will result in a shorter, final measure. The new measure has the potential to inform the development and evaluation of interventions and the improvement of health service delivery to cancer caregivers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Malaysia 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 66 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 16%
Researcher 7 10%
Student > Bachelor 6 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 9%
Other 16 23%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 17 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 22%
Social Sciences 9 13%
Psychology 8 12%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 3%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 13 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 October 2015.
All research outputs
#2,406,641
of 6,504,996 outputs
Outputs from BMC Family Practice
#482
of 908 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#73,100
of 205,405 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#13
of 27 outputs
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