O ral H ealth L iteracy A ssessment: development of an oral health literacy instrument for S panish speakers

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dc.contributor.author Lee, Jessica en_US
dc.contributor.author Stucky, Brian en_US
dc.contributor.author Rozier, Gary en_US
dc.contributor.author Lee, Shoou‐yih en_US
dc.contributor.author Zeldin, Leslie P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-05T18:18:08Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-03T15:09:24Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lee, Jessica; Stucky, Brian; Rozier, Gary; Lee, Shoou‐yih ; Zeldin, Leslie P. (2013). " O ral H ealth L iteracy A ssessment: development of an oral health literacy instrument for S panish speakers." Journal of Public Health Dentistry (1): 1-8. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/96765> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0022-4006 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1752-7325 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/96765
dc.description.abstract Objective To develop an oral health literacy instrument for S panish‐speaking adults, evaluate its psychometric properties, and determine its comparability to an E nglish version. Methods The O ral H ealth L iteracy A ssessment in S panish ( OHLA ‐ S ) and E nglish ( OHLA ‐ E ) are designed with a word recognition section and a comprehension section using the multiple‐choice format developed by an expert panel. Validation of OHLA ‐ S and OHLA ‐ E involved comparing the instrument with other health literacy instruments in a sample of 201 S panish‐speaking and 204 E nglish‐speaking subjects. Comparability between S panish and E nglish versions was assessed by testing for differential item functioning ( DIF ) using item response theory. Results We considered three OHLA ‐ S scoring systems. Based on validity and reliability comparisons, 24 items were retained in the OHLA ‐ S instrument. OHLA ‐ S was correlated with another health literacy instrument, S panish T est of F unctional H ealth L iteracy in A dults ( P  < 0.05). Significant correlations were also found between OHLA ‐ S and years of schooling, oral health knowledge, overall health, and an understanding of written health‐care materials ( P  < 0.05). OHLA ‐ S displayed satisfactory reliability with a Cronbach Alpha of 0.70‐0.80. DIF results suggested that OHLA ‐ S and OHLA ‐ E scores were not comparable at a given level of oral health literacy. Conclusions OHLA ‐ S has acceptable reliability and validity. OHLA ‐ S and OHLA ‐ E are two different measurement tools and should not be used to compare oral health literacy between E nglish‐ and S panish‐speaking populations. en_US
dc.publisher Erlbaum en_US
dc.publisher Wiley Periodicals, Inc. en_US
dc.subject.other Psychometrics en_US
dc.subject.other S Panish Health Literacy Measurements en_US
dc.subject.other Oral Health Literacy en_US
dc.title O ral H ealth L iteracy A ssessment: development of an oral health literacy instrument for S panish speakers en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.robots IndexNoFollow en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Public Health en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Dentistry en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Health Sciences en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/96765/1/jphd12000.pdf
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/jphd.12000 en_US
dc.identifier.source Journal of Public Health Dentistry en_US
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