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AIDS Behav. 2013 Feb;17(2):710-8. doi: 10.1007/s10461-012-0301-3.

Development and validation of a brief computer-administered HIV-Related Health Literacy Scale (HIV-HL).

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328, USA. ro71@nova.edu

Abstract

Health literacy is related to a number of health status variables and has been associated with medication adherence in persons treated for HIV infection. Currently-available measures of health literacy require lengthy administration or have content or format limitations. In this paper we report the preliminary development and validation of a brief computer-administered health literacy test that includes content focused on medication adherence as well as questions based on a video simulation of an HIV-related clinical encounter. The measure shows significant relations with other measures of health literacy, HIV-related knowledge, and electronically-measured medication adherence. We also present receiver operating characteristic analyses that provide estimates of various scores' sensitivities and specificities so that the HIV-Related Health Literacy Scale can be used as a screening measure.

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22961499
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PMC3562365
DOI:
10.1007/s10461-012-0301-3
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