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J Adolesc Health. 2007 Sep;41(3):312-4. Epub 2007 Jul 20.

Measuring adolescent functional health literacy: a pilot validation of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults.

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Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio 43205, USA. chisolmd@ccri.net

Abstract

Most health literacy tools have been validated only for adults, but health literacy is also important for adolescents who must increasingly make personal health decisions. This pilot adolescent validation of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults suggests that the reading comprehension component is valid for adolescents.

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