Acta Med Port 2017 Dec 29;30(12):861-869. Epub 2017 Dec 29.
ISPUP-EPIUnit. Universidade do Porto. Porto. Departamento de Ciências da Saúde Pública e Forenses e Educação Médica. Faculdade de Medicina. Universidade do Porto. Porto. Portugal.
: In Portugal, health literacy has started to be addressed through national policies, but research on the topic is still scarce. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of limited health literacy in Portugal using an existing health literacy instrument, the Newest Vital Sign.Materials And Methods
: Following cross-cultural adaptation of the instrument, a sample of 249 participants was evaluated to assess reliability and construct validity of the Newest Vital Sign; the latter was tested assuming physicians would score highest, followed by health researchers, then by engineering researchers and finally by laypersons from the general population. Read More