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The grounded psychometric development and initial validation of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ)

  • Richard H Osborne1Email author,
  • Roy W Batterham1,
  • Gerald R Elsworth1,
  • Melanie Hawkins1 and
  • Rachelle Buchbinder2
BMC Public Health201313:658

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-658

Received: 22 February 2013

Accepted: 19 June 2013

Published: 16 July 2013

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11 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Henrica de Vet
25 Mar 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jianzhen Zhang
1 May 2013 Author responded Author comments - Richard Osborne
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1 May 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 4
19 Jun 2013 Editorially accepted
16 Jul 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-658

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Authors’ Affiliations

Public Health Innovation, Population Health Strategic Research Centre, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University
Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Hospital