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Health literacy scale-European union-Q16: a validity and reliability study in Turkey

Author Affiliations

  • 1Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Medical School, Department of Public Health, Turkey
  • 2Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Medical School, Department of Public Health, Turkey
  • 3Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Medical School, Department of Public Health, Turkey
  • 4Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Medical School, Department of Public Health, Turkey
  • 5Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Medical School, Department of Public Health, Turkey
  • 6Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Medical School, Department of Public Health, Turkey

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 6, Issue (1), Pages 1-7, January,28 (2018)


The aim of this study was to determine of validity and reliability for Health Literacy Scale-European Union-Q16 (HLS-EU-Q16) in Turkish form. A methodological study was realized among adults in Turkey. HLS-EU-Q16 includes a total 16 questions and 3 sub-domains. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed to assess the construct validity of the Scale. Cronbach alpha was calculated. The item-total correlation coefficients and Lower-Upper 27% groups were used to calculate item discriminant indices. The study group was formed of 180 adults. After confirmatory factor analysis, it was assumed that the fit indices obtained were within the acceptable limits. The Cronbach alpha coefficient was &


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