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Acronym
NVS

Description
A screening tool that identifies patients at risk for low health literacy. It is easy and quick to administer, requiring just three minutes. Based on a nutrition label from an ice cream container, patients are given the label and then asked 6 questions about it. In clinical settings the test allows providers to appropriately adapt their communication practices to the patient’s health literacy level. Researchers may use the instrument to measure health literacy and evaluate the impact of low health literacy on a variety of health outcomes.( Pfizer Inc.)

Area of assessment
Health literacy.

Condition
Health.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Al-Abdulrazzaq, D. 2014 caregivers of children with type 1 diabetes Kuwait
Contact Author
Al-Abdulrazzaq, D. 2014 Both parents of pediatric patients of type 1 diabetes. 20 Contact Author

Acronym
D-Lit

Description
Assesses mental health literacy specific to depression by assessing the respondents' knowledge about depression. There are 22 statements for which respondents select what they believed to be the correct response from three possible choices (true, false, or I don't know).

Area of assessment
Depresssion, Health literacy.

Condition
Health, Psychiatric.

Age Group
Child/adolescent- 0-19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Khan, A. N. 2016 adolescents Both Students Saudi Arabia
120 Free

Acronym
Not available

Description
Instrument to assess health literacy.

Area of assessment
Health literacy, Knowledge/attitude.

Condition
Health.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Fadda, M. 2016 Both primary helth clinic patients Lebanon
250

Acronym
Not available

Description
An assessment instrument that can provide researchers and educators a tool to measure functional cancer literacy that can enhance their ability to tailor appropriate health interventions and promotions

Area of assessment
Health literacy.

Condition
Oncology, Women's health.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Rivera-V. O. 2009 >15 Female immigrant arabs in USA United States
102

Acronym
Not available

Description
Translation of a six-page decision aid booklet published by Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Area of assessment
Health literacy, Knowledge/attitude.

Condition
Medication, Psychiatric.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Al Jumah, K. 2016 o Kuwait
Contact Author

Acronym
S-TFHLA

Description
A measure of patients'ability to read and understand health-related materials. It is a 7-minute timed test of reading comprehension developed in 1998. It measures the ability to read and understand actual health-related passages with readability levels ranging between 4.3 and 10.4 grade levels

Area of assessment
Health literacy.

Condition
Health.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Fadda, M. 2016 Both outpatient clinic patients Lebanon
250

Acronym
REALM-R

Description
The REALM-R is a brief screening instrument used to assess an adult patient’s ability to read common medical words. It is designed to assist medical professionals in identifying patients at risk for poor literacy skills. The REALM-R is a word recognition test – not a reading comprehension instrument. Adults are asked to de-code or pronounce words. The test takes less than 2 minutes to administer and score.

Area of assessment
Health literacy.

Condition
Family/caregiver, Health.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Fadda, M. 2016 Both primary health clinic patients Lebanon
250

Acronym
SeHL

Description
A measure of ability to use information technology to access health information and educational services. Use of technology/media, information-seeking, usefulness and confidence—were identified and integrated as e-health literacy dimensions.

Area of assessment
Health literacy.

Condition
Health.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Zakaria, N. 2018 Both patients Saudi Arabia

Acronym
HLS-EU-Q16

Description
A measure of respondents’ perceived personal skills of finding, understanding, judging and applying health information to maintain and improve their health

Area of assessment
Health literacy.

Condition
Health.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Wangdahl, J. M. 2019 ≥18 years Both students 300

Acronym
eHEALS

Description
It aims to measure a broad range of literacy skills, which might make it useful in assessing the effects of strategies to deliver online information and applications

Area of assessment
Health literacy.

Condition
Health.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Wangdahl, J. M. 2019 ≥18 years Both students 300

Acronym
LAD

Description
A screening instrument to assess a patient’s ability to read ordinary nutritional and medical terms as well as those terms specific to diabetes

Area of assessment
Health literacy.

Condition
Metabolic /endocrine.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Hasan, S. 2019 DM patients Not available

Acronym
MARS

Description
A tool for assessing the quality of mHealth apps for experts. Includes dimensions of engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information quality.

Area of assessment
Health literacy, Health service, Satisfaction/patient experience.

Condition
Community, Health.

Age Group
Adult- over 19 years

Literature on Arabic translation/validation of measure
Author/link to article Publication year Population Sample Size Access to measure
Age Gender Condition Country
Bardus, M. 2020 Not available Free


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Articles last updated: March 2020