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Table 2 Patient answers to SILS-I and SrRA-I questionnaires and score of NVS-I and STOFHLA-I items completed correctly

From: Cross-cultural validation of health literacy measurement tools in Italian oncology patients

Characteristics N (%)
Single Item Literacy Screener (SILS-I)
 Never 61 (24.9)
 Rarely 81 (33.1)
 Sometimes 74 (30.2)
 Often 20 (8.2)
 Always 9 (3.7)
Self-rated Reading Ability (SrRA-I)
 Excellent 60 (24.5)
 Good 112 (45.7)
 Adequate 69 (28.2)
 Low 4 (1.6)
 Very low 0 (0.0)
NVS-I
 0–1 30 (12.2)
 2–3 70 (28.6)
 4–5 80 (32.7)
 6 65 (26.5)
STOFHLA-I
Numeracy items completed correctly
 0–1 8 (3.3)
 2 22 (9.0)
 3 54 (22.0)
 4 161 (65.7)
Reading items completed correctly
Passage Aa
 0–8 16 (6.5)
 9–12 16 (6.5)
 13–14 36 (14.7)
 15–16 177 (72.2)
Passage Bb
 0–10 29 (11.8)
 11–18 75 (30.6)
 19–20 141 (57.6)
  1. aPassage A includes 16 items regarding the preparation for a radiological examination
  2. bPassage B includes 20 items regarding health administrative rights