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The FCCHL is a self-report questionaire. It is used to asses health literacy and aspects of self-management.The FCCHL-Dutch consists of 14 statements with 4 points Likert scales (1–4). The statements ask how often (never to often) patients have trouble with reading or understanding leaflets from healthcare providers/hospital or pharmacy (functional health literacy; 5 items), have difficulty (easy to rather difficult) performing certain actions in relation to health information (communicative (5 items) and critical (4 items) health literacy). Mean scale scores were obtained by summing (reversed) item scores and dividing them by the total number of items, resulting in a score ranging from 1 (low health literacy) to 4 (high health literacy). Patients had to fill in at least 4 items of the functional and communicative health literacy scales and 3 items of the critical health literacy scale to get a scale score
Year: 2015 Authors: Heijmans, M. et al Disease: T2DM Outcome: Health literacy
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Measure: Health literacy
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 1
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Scale: Higher scores are better Reference: Heijmans, M., Waverijn, G., Rademakers, J., van der Vaart, R., & Rijken, M. (2015). Functional, communicative and critical health literacy of chronic disease patients and their importance for self-management. Patient education and counseling, 98(1), 41–48
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.1016/j.pec.2014.10.006