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Table 2 Competences and domains included in the HLS-EU questionnaire

From: Health literacy of Dutch adults: a cross sectional survey

Competences Domains
  Healthcare Disease prevention Health promotion
Accessing The ability to seek, find and obtain information on medical or clinical issues. The ability to seek, find and obtain information on risk factors for health. The ability to seek, find and obtain information on determinants of health.
Understanding The ability to comprehend information on medical or clinical issues. The ability to comprehend information on risk factors and derive meaning. The ability to comprehend information on determinants of health and derive meaning.
Appraising The ability to interpret, filter, judge, and evaluate information on medical or clinical issues. The ability to interpret, filter, judge, and evaluate information on risk factors. The ability to interpret, filter, judge, and evaluate information on determinants of health.
Applying The ability to communicate and use information on medical or clinical issues to make informed decision. The ability to communicate and use information on risk factors to make informed decisions. The ability to communicate and use information on determinants of health to make informed decisions.