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Table 2 Requirements for concordance, discordance and unclear categories

From: The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) at the patient-clinician interface: a qualitative study of what patients and clinicians mean by their HLQ scores

  Requirement 1 Requirement 2 Requirement 3
Concordance Patient’s narrative supports the HLQ score Clinician’s narrative supports the HLQ score Patient and clinician HLQ scores are on the same side of the response options scale
Discordance Patient’s narrative supports the HLQ score Clinician’s narrative supports the HLQ score HLQ scores are on opposite sides of the response options scale
Unclear Patient’s narrative does not support HLQ score or… …clinician’s narrative does not support HLQ score or… …patient or clinician changed the score during interview.