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Development and validation of a measure of health literacy in the UK: the newest vital sign

  • Gill Rowlands1Email author,
  • Nina Khazaezadeh2,
  • Eugene Oteng-Ntim2,
  • Paul Seed3,
  • Suzanne Barr3 and
  • Barry D Weiss4
BMC Public Health201313:116

Received: 20 July 2012

Accepted: 3 January 2013

Published: 7 February 2013

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Original Submission
20 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Sep 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Joanne Protheroe
9 Oct 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marie-Louise Essink-Bot
9 Dec 2012 Author responded Author comments - Gillian Rowlands
Resubmission - Version 3
9 Dec 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
3 Jan 2013 Editorially accepted
7 Feb 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-116

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Authors’ Affiliations

London South Bank University
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Kings College London
University of Arizona