Title

A Psychometric Assessment of Health Literacy Measures among Youth in a Residential Treatment Setting

Keywords

health literacy, residential treatment, pediatric health, psychometric assessment

Abstract

Minimal research has focused on the health literacy status of adolescents, and few measures have been validated among specific subgroups of youth. One such group is youth living in residential treatment centers. It is currently unknown how well this group is able to read, understand, and use health-related information. The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of three widely-used health literacy measures among a group of youth at a large residential care facility located in Omaha, NE. Results indicate that all measures are psychometrically adequate for use among this population. Study limitations and implications are provided.

Original Publication Citation

Hoffman, S., Trout, A. L., Nelson, T. D., *Huscroft D’Angelo, J., Sullivan, J., Epstein, M. H., & Gibbons, C. (2013). A psychometric assessment of health literacy measures among youth in a residential treatment setting. Journal of Studies in Social Sciences, 5(2), 288-300

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Journal of Studies in Social Sciences

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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