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Article: Development and validation of Hong Kong rapid estimate of adult literacy in dentistry

TitleDevelopment and validation of Hong Kong rapid estimate of adult literacy in dentistry
Authors
KeywordsHealth education
Health literacy
Public health
Questionnaire
Validation studies
Issue Date2012
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=2041-1618&site=1
Citation
Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry, 2012, v. 3 n. 2, p. 118-127 How to Cite?
AbstractAim:  To develop and validate an instrument, the Hong Kong Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry (HKREALD-30). Methods:  The Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry (REALD-99) was translated into Chinese and modified in the pretest. A total of 200 parents of pediatric dental patients were interviewed using this modified scale and administered additional three sets of self-reported questionnaires. The 99 items of the scale were reduced to 30 (HKREALD-30). Concurrent validity was tested by comparing the HKREALD-30 scores with the participants' educational level, pattern of dental visits and reading habits. Convergent validity was tested by examining the association between HKREALD-30 and the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Dentistry (TOFHLiD). The test-retest reliability and internal consistency of HKREALD-30 were also evaluated. Results:  A significant correlation (P < 0.01) was found between HKREALD-30 and participants' reading habits. HKREALD-30 was also highly correlated with TOFHLiD (Spearman's rho = 0.693, P < 0.01). In the regression model, HKREALD-30 was positively associated with TOFHLiD (P < 0.05) after controlling for participants' characteristics. The intra-class correlation coefficient of HKREALD-30 was 0.78 and the Cronbach's alpha was 0.84. Conclusion:  Initial testing of HKREALD-30 suggested that it is a valid and reliable instrument for the basic screening of oral health literacy among Chinese people in Hong Kong. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166964
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorWong, HM-
dc.contributor.authorBridges, SM-
dc.contributor.authorYiu, CKY-
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, CPJ-
dc.contributor.authorAu, TKF-
dc.contributor.authorParthasarathy, DS-
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T02:27:52Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T02:27:52Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry, 2012, v. 3 n. 2, p. 118-127-
dc.identifier.issn2041-1618-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/166964-
dc.description.abstractAim:  To develop and validate an instrument, the Hong Kong Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry (HKREALD-30). Methods:  The Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry (REALD-99) was translated into Chinese and modified in the pretest. A total of 200 parents of pediatric dental patients were interviewed using this modified scale and administered additional three sets of self-reported questionnaires. The 99 items of the scale were reduced to 30 (HKREALD-30). Concurrent validity was tested by comparing the HKREALD-30 scores with the participants' educational level, pattern of dental visits and reading habits. Convergent validity was tested by examining the association between HKREALD-30 and the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Dentistry (TOFHLiD). The test-retest reliability and internal consistency of HKREALD-30 were also evaluated. Results:  A significant correlation (P < 0.01) was found between HKREALD-30 and participants' reading habits. HKREALD-30 was also highly correlated with TOFHLiD (Spearman's rho = 0.693, P < 0.01). In the regression model, HKREALD-30 was positively associated with TOFHLiD (P < 0.05) after controlling for participants' characteristics. The intra-class correlation coefficient of HKREALD-30 was 0.78 and the Cronbach's alpha was 0.84. Conclusion:  Initial testing of HKREALD-30 suggested that it is a valid and reliable instrument for the basic screening of oral health literacy among Chinese people in Hong Kong. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=2041-1618&site=1-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry-
dc.rightsThe definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com-
dc.subjectHealth education-
dc.subjectHealth literacy-
dc.subjectPublic health-
dc.subjectQuestionnaire-
dc.subjectValidation studies-
dc.titleDevelopment and validation of Hong Kong rapid estimate of adult literacy in dentistryen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, HM: wonghmg@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailBridges, SM: sbridges@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYiu, CKY: ckyyiu@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailMcGrath, CPJ: mcgrathc@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailAu, TKF: terryau@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.2041-1626.2012.00113.x-
dc.identifier.pmid22319026-
dc.identifier.hkuros206051-
dc.identifier.volume3-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage118-
dc.identifier.epage127-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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