Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2018 , Vol 9, Issue 3
Turkish Validati On and Reliability of Health Literacy Scale For Diabetic Patients
Hatice Agralı2,Imatullah Akyar1
1Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Isparta, Türkiye
2Hacettepe Universitesi, Hemsirelik Fakültesi, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2018.31 Aim: To examine the psychometric properties of Health Literacy Scale for Turkish Diabetic Patients.

Methods: Study was conducted as a methodological study with cross-sectional design. One hundred forty Type 2 diabetes patients, diagnosed for diabetes at least one year, were included in study.

Results: Cronbach alpha coefficient for total scale was 0.96; 0.96 for functional, 0.91 for interactive and 0.96 for critical dimensions. All dimensions were consistent in factor analysis; however, some items were found to belong to different dimensions in adapted scale.

Conclusions: Turkish version of scale is a valid and reliable tool to assess health literacy levels of diabetic patients. Keywords : Health literacy, diabetes mellitus, reliability, validity