Health Literacy Skills Instrument Downloads

Thank you for your interest in the Health Literacy Skills Instrument (HLSI). The HLSI was developed to assess four (4) domains of health literacy skills: print literacy (reading and writing), numeracy skills, oral literacy skills (listening), and information seeking (navigation of Internet and facilities). Users are presented health information stimuli on the survey which represent health related issues across the life course for health promotion and disease prevention, health care maintenance and treatment, and health system and health information navigation.

The HLSI can be self-administered via a computer, which can reduce data collection costs and minimize potential discomfort or embarrassment among participants. The HLSI is designed to be used in intervention research studies as well as for national and local surveillance.


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