Faculty Articles

Title

Development and Validation of a Brief Computer-Administered HIV-Related Health Literacy Scale (HIV-HL)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2013

Publication Title

AIDS & Behavior

Volume

17

Issue/Number

2

First Page

710

ISSN

1090-7165

Last Page

718

Abstract/Excerpt

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 specifies so that the HIV-Related Health Literacy Scale can be used as a screening measure.

DOI

10.1007/s10461-012-0301-3

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