Health literacy questionnaires

The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) and the Information and Support for Health Actions Questionnaire (ISHA-Q) identify health literacy strengths and limitations of individuals and communities.

Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)

The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) is a critical advancement in health literacy measurement. It is a multi-dimensional tool that has been designed to provide practitioners, organisations and governments with data describing the health literacy strengths and limitations of individuals and populations. These data allow development and selection of fit-for-purpose response strategies that optimise opportunities to improve equity in health outcomes and access.

Osborne RH, Batterham R, Elsworth GR, Hawkins M, Buchbinder R. The grounded theory, psychometric development and initial validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ). BMC Public Health. 2013;13:658.

The nine scales of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLG)

Information and Support for Health Actions Questionnaire (ISHA-Q)

The Information and Support for Health Actions Questionnaire (ISHA-Q) was developed to measure health literacy in low- and middle-income settings, and cultures where decision-making about health often occurs as a collective activity of family or peer groups. The ISHA-Q includes supplementary scales for people with chronic illnesses, people with a physical disability, people who are blind and people who are deaf.

The ISHA-Q is a multi-dimensional tool that offers providers, organisations and governments the capacity to identity and understand the health literacy strengths imitations of individuals and populations. These data allow development and selection of fit-for-purpose response strategies that optimise opportunities to improve equity in health outcomes and access.

The fourteen core scales of the Information and Support for Health Actions Questionnaire (ISHA-Q)
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