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TURKISH VALIDATION AND RELIABILITY OF HEALTH LITERACY SCALE FOR DIABETIC PATIENTS
Hatice Agralı2, Imatullah Akyar1
1Hacettepe Universitesi, Hemsirelik Fakültesi, Ankara, Türkiye
2Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Isparta, Türkiye
Keywords: Health literacy, diabetes mellitus, reliability, validity

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.