Health literacy in Taiwan: A population-based study

Van Tuyen Duong, I. Feng Lin, Kristine Sorensen, Jürgen M. Pelikan, Stephan Van Den Broucke, Ying Chin Lin, Peter Wushou Chang

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摘要

Data on health literacy (HL) in the population is limited for Asian countries. This study aimed to test the validity of the Mandarin version of the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire (HLS-EU-Q) for use in the general public in Taiwan. Multistage stratification random sampling resulted in a sample of 2989 people aged 15 years and above. The HLS-EU-Q was validated by confirmatory factor analysis with excellent model data fit indices. The general HL of the Taiwanese population was 34.4 ± 6.6 on a scale of 50. Multivariate regression analysis showed that higher general HL is significantly associated with the higher ability to pay for medication, higher self-perceived social status, higher frequency of watching health-related TV, and community involvement but associated with younger age. HL is also associated with health status, health behaviors, and health care accessibility and use. The HLS-EU-Q was found to be a useful tool to assess HL and its associated factors in the general population.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)871-880
頁數10
期刊Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
27
發行號8
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 十一月 1 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Duong, V. T., Lin, I. F., Sorensen, K., Pelikan, J. M., Van Den Broucke, S., Lin, Y. C., & Chang, P. W. (2015). Health literacy in Taiwan: A population-based study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(8), 871-880. https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539515607962