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Table 3 Reliability and validity of the EMAHL13 construct. Internal consistency of the inventory and its subscales were tabulated using Cronbach’s alpha and, Principal Component Analysis was used as the extraction method to undertake factor analysis. The percentage of total variance by each factor was calculated and pattern matrix was used to identify the domains

From: Assessing health literacy in the eastern and middle-eastern cultures

Domain Item# Questions Correlation Coeefcient Cronbach’s Alpha
Write/Fillout 1 You can write your name and Complete the treatment consent form 0.87 0.78
2 You can write and complete the past medical history form 0.79
Differentiate & Demonstrate 3 You can understand and demonstrate reading the English Newspaper 0.97 0.97
4 You can your understand and differentiate between the two similar medication labels 0.95
Navigate the Health Care System 5 You can read and identify the hospital signs shown 0.96 0.99
6 You can read and Identify the out-patient clinic where you have your appointment 0.96
Read & Understand 7 You can understand and demonstrate reading the local language Newspaper 0.68 0.77
8 You can correctly demonstrate understanding of the local currency denominations 0.78
9 You can read and understand the appointment slip 0.71
10 You can read and understand the patient education material given to you 0.62
11 You can read and understand patient rights & responsibilities sheet 0.74
12 You can understand and differentiate the dosage instructions on the medication bottle label 0.61
13 You can understand and differentiate when and how medication needs to be taken from the prescription. 0.5