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German translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)

Nolte, Sandra, Osborne, Richard H., Dwinger, Sarah, Elsworth, Gerald R., Conrad, Melanie L., Rose, Matthias, Härter, Martin, Dirmaier, Jorg and Zill, Jordis M. 2017, German translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ), PloS one, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 1-12, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172340.

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Title German translation, cultural adaptation, and validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)
Author(s) Nolte, SandraORCID iD for Nolte, Sandra orcid.org/0000-0001-6185-9423
Osborne, Richard H.ORCID iD for Osborne, Richard H. orcid.org/0000-0002-9081-2699
Dwinger, Sarah
Elsworth, Gerald R.ORCID iD for Elsworth, Gerald R. orcid.org/0000-0001-6306-7593
Conrad, Melanie L.
Rose, Matthias
Härter, Martin
Dirmaier, Jorg
Zill, Jordis M.
Journal name PloS one
Volume number 12
Issue number 2
Article ID e0172340
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Public Library of Science
Place of publication San Francisco, Calif.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 1932-6203
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Multidisciplinary Sciences
Science & Technology - Other Topics
SOCIETAL BURDEN
OUTCOMES
OSTEOARTHRITIS
WEAKNESSES
ENROLLEES
INDEXES
MODEL
Summary The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ), developed in Australia in 2012 using a ‘validity-driven’ approach, has been rapidly adopted and is being applied in many countries and languages. It is a multidimensional measure comprising nine distinct domains that may be used for surveys, needs assessment, evaluation and outcomes assessment as well as for informing service improvement and the development of interventions. The aim of this paper is to describe the German translation of the HLQ and to present the results of the validation of the culturally adapted version. The HLQ comprises 44 items, which were translated and culturally adapted to the German context. This study uses data collected from a sample of 1,058 persons with chronic conditions. Statistical analyses include descriptive and confirmatory factor analyses. In one-factor congeneric models, all scales demonstrated good fit after few model adjustments. In a single, highly restrictive nine-factor model (no cross-loadings, no correlated errors) replication of the original English-language version was achieved with fit indices and psychometric properties similar to the original HLQ. Reliability for all scales was excellent, with a Cronbach’s Alpha of at least 0.77. High to very high correlations between some HLQ factors were observed, suggesting that higher order factors may be present. Our rigorous development and validation protocol, as well as strict adaptation processes, have generated a remarkable reproduction of the HLQ in German. The results of this validation provide evidence that the HLQ is robust and can be recommended for use in German-speaking populations.
Language eng
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0172340
Field of Research MD Multidisciplinary
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2017, Nolte et al.
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