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Measuring health literacy in populations: illuminating the design and development process of the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q)

Kristine Sørensen1*, Stephan Van den Broucke2, Jürgen M Pelikan3, James Fullam4, Gerardine Doyle5, Zofia Slonska6, Barbara Kondilis78, Vivian Stoffels1, Richard H Osborne9, Helmut Brand1 and on behalf of the HLS-EU Consortium

Author Affiliations

1 Department of International Health, CAPHRI, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200, Maastricht, MD, the Netherlands

2 Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Louvain, Leuven, Belgium

3 Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Health Promotion Research, Vienna, Austria

4 School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Population Science and School of Business, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

5 School of Business, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

6 The Cardinal Wyszyński Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland

7 Hellenic American University, Manchester, NH, USA

8 Hellenic American Education Center, Athens, Greece

9 Public Health Innovation, Deakin Population Health Strategic Research Centre, Deakin University, VIC 3125, Melbourne, Australia

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:948  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-948

Published: 10 October 2013

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Annex. The HLS-EU-Q47 of the HLS-EU Consortium applied in the European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU).

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