Table 1

Examples of HLS-EU questionnaire items per competence and domain
Competence / health domain

On a scale from very easy to very difficult, how easy would

you say it is for you to…

accessing / healthcare …find out what to do in case of a medical emergency?
understanding / healthcare …understand what your doctor says to you?
appraising / disease prevention …judge which vaccinations you may need?
applying / health promotion …make decisions to improve your health?

van der Heide et al.

van der Heide et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:179   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-179

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