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Table 3 Survey reporting quality of identified studies dealing with the development and/or validation of health literacy indices

From: The evolution of health literacy assessment tools: a systematic review

Checklist items Fully described Not described
Background N % N %
Background literature review 16 94,1 1 5,9
Explicit research question 16 94,1 1 5,9
Clear Study objectives 17 100,0 0 0,0
Methods     
Methods data analysis 16 94,1 1 5,9
Questionnaire administration 14 82,4 3 17,6
Location of data collection 17 100,0 0 0,0
Dates of data collection 8 47,1 9 52,9
Methods for replication 10 58,8 7 41,2
Methods for data entry 10 58,8 7 41,2
Sample selection     
Sample size calculation 4 23,5 13 76,5
Representativeness of the sample 7 41,2 10 58,8
Method of sample selection 17 100,0 0 0,0
Population and sample frame 15 88,2 2 11,8
Research tool     
Description of research tool 15 88,2 2 11,8
Development of research tool 16 94,1 1 5,9
Instrument pretesting 8 47,1 9 52,9
Reliability and validity 13 76,5 4 23,5
Scoring methods 6 35,3 11 64,7
Results     
Results of research presented 17 100,0 0 0,0
Results address objectives 17 100,0 0 0,0
Generalisability 5 29,4 12 70,6
Response rate     
Response rate stated 11 64,7 6 35,3
Response rate calculated 7 41,2 10 58,8
Discussion of nonresponse 3 17,6 14 82,4
Missing data 6 35,3 11 64,7
Interpretation and discussion     
Interpret and discuss findings 17 100,0 0 0,0
Conclusions and recommendations 17 100,0 0 0,0
Limitations 14 82,4 3 17,6
Ethics and disclosure     
Consent 8 47,1 9 52,9
Sponsorship 8 47,1 9 52,9
Mean reporting frequency   69,7   30,4