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Development and validation of a brief screener to measure the Health Literacy Responsiveness of Primary Care Practices (HLPC)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, September 2015
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Title
Development and validation of a brief screener to measure the Health Literacy Responsiveness of Primary Care Practices (HLPC)
Published in
BMC Family Practice, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12875-015-0336-4
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Authors

Sibel Vildan Altin, Kristina Lorrek, Stephanie Stock

Abstract

The evolving approach of health literate health care organizations (HLHO) receives considerable support from health policy makers. Up to now, there are no performance measures available to assess the application of health literacy strategies by health care professionals in the primary care setting. This paper describes the development and validation of the Health Literate Primary Care Practice screener (HLPC). The screener can be used as a self-assessment tool for primary care organizations (PCO) that aim to elucidate the health literacy responsiveness of their organization. The HLPC is a 4-item screener developed in a multi-level process following a theory-driven approach including a literature review, consultations with scientists and cognitive tests with patients in PCO. The screener was applied in a national random sample of N = 1125 adults living in Germany. Item and psychometric properties were analyzed by determining item discrimination and reliability as well as performing a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to test the instruments unidimensionality. Criterion validity was investigated by performing bivariate correlations between the HLPC score and heath care quality measures. The HLPC scale demonstrated good item discrimination and internal consistency (α = 0.86). CFA verified a one-factor structure of the scale and analysis on the criterion validity revealed a significant correlation between the HLPC score and patients satisfaction with the general practitioner, accessibility of the PCO and support in care-coordination received in the PCO. The HLPC is a valid screener to provide insights in the extent of the utilization of health literacy strategies in primary care practices.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Cuba 1 1%
Portugal 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 78 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 23%
Student > Doctoral Student 12 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 10%
Researcher 4 5%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 15 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 20 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 17%
Social Sciences 7 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 5%
Sports and Recreations 3 4%
Other 15 19%
Unknown 18 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 19 May 2016.
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#1,672,594
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#333
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Family Practice
#26
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