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Croatian Version of the Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50): Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation

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General Hospital Našice, 31500 Našice, Croatia
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Faculty of Medicine, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Nursing Institute “Professor Radivoje Radić”, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Health Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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General County Hospital Požega, 34000 Požega, Croatia
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Department of Surgery, University Hospital Centre Osijek, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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General Hospital Pakrac and Hospital of Croatian Veterans, 34550 Pakrac, Croatia
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High School Pakrac, Matije Gupca 59, 34550 Pakrac, Croatia
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Department for Nephrology, Clinical Hospital Merkur, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Faculty of Medicine, University in Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
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Academic Editors: Munjae Lee and Kyu-sung Lee
Healthcare 2022, 10(1), 111; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10010111
Received: 20 November 2021 / Revised: 29 December 2021 / Accepted: 31 December 2021 / Published: 6 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Collection Healthcare Strategy and Community Care)
(1) Background: Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50) was originally designed for Spanish-speaking regions, and translations validated for several languages. The aim of the study was to adapt and verify the psychometric characteristics of SAHLSA-50 in the Croatian context; (2) Methods: The cross-sectional study included 590 respondents from the general population older than 18 years of age. Health literacy was measured by two scales: SAHLCA-50 and the Croatian version of the Newest Vital Sign screening test (NVS-HR), which was used as a measure of concurrent validity. Subjective Health Complaints (SHC) and Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) questionnaires were also used to assess convergent validity; (3) Results: Internal consistency reliability of SAHLCA-50 was high and corresponds to the findings of the authors of the original research. The Cronbach alpha coefficient for SAHLCA-50 version was 0.91. The correlation of SAHLCA-50 with the NVS-HR test speaks in favor of concurrent validity. Correlation between health literacy and SHC speaks for convergent validity, just as was expected, while correlation with life satisfaction was not observed; (4) Conclusions: The SAHLCA-50 test can be a good and quick tool to assess health literacy of the adult population in the Croatian language. HL can affect the health and quality of life of the individual and the wider community. View Full-Text
Keywords: health literacy; test instrument; short assessment of health literacy for Spanish adults (SAHLSA-50); community health health literacy; test instrument; short assessment of health literacy for Spanish adults (SAHLSA-50); community health
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Placento, H.; Lovrić, B.; Gvozdanović, Z.; Farčić, N.; Jovanović, T.; Jovanović, J.T.; Zibar, L.; Prlić, N.; Mikšić, Š.; Jovanović, N.B.; Lovrić, R. Croatian Version of the Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50): Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation. Healthcare 2022, 10, 111. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10010111

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Placento H, Lovrić B, Gvozdanović Z, Farčić N, Jovanović T, Jovanović JT, Zibar L, Prlić N, Mikšić Š, Jovanović NB, Lovrić R. Croatian Version of the Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50): Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation. Healthcare. 2022; 10(1):111. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10010111

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Placento, Harolt, Božica Lovrić, Zvjezdana Gvozdanović, Nikolina Farčić, Tihomir Jovanović, Jelena T. Jovanović, Lada Zibar, Nada Prlić, Štefica Mikšić, Nina B. Jovanović, and Robert Lovrić. 2022. "Croatian Version of the Short Assessment of Health Literacy for Spanish Adults (SAHLSA-50): Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Psychometric Evaluation" Healthcare 10, no. 1: 111. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10010111

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