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Table 3 Mean and standard deviation of the nine HLQ scales for patients recently hospitalised in a private hospital, N = 3121

From: Health literacy profile of recently hospitalised patients in the private hospital setting: a cross sectional survey using the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)

HLQ scalesa Mean (SD)
1. Feeling understood and supported by healthcare providers 3.35 (0.48)
2. Having sufficient information to manage health 3.07 (0.48)
3. Actively managing health 3.07 (0.49)
4. Social support for health 3.26 (0.49)
5. Appraisal of health information 2.85 (0.53)
6. Ability to actively engage with healthcare providers 4.07 (0.58)
7. Navigating the healthcare system 3.91 (0.57)
8. Ability to find good health information 3.85 (0.62)
9. Understanding health information well enough to know what to do 4.11 (0.58)
  1. aScore range for scales 1 to 5 is 1 to 4, with higher scores indicating greater agreement, and score range for scales 6 to 9 is 1 to 5, with higher scores indicating less difficulty