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Ji Sook An 2 Articles
Development of a Health Literacy Assessment Scale for Asian Immigrant Women in South Korea
Ji Sook An, Sook Ja Yang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2015;26(4):330-341.   Published online December 31, 2015
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2015.26.4.330
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PURPOSE
This study developed a self-report measure for easy assessing of the health literacy of Asian immigrant women in South Korea.
METHODS
After a literature review, focus group interviews, and content validity evaluation, 14 preliminary items were generated. These were translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, and English. Data were collected from 229 Asian immigrant women. Validity and reliability tests were conducted.
RESULTS
Factor analysis yielded final 10 items in three factors: primary functional and interactive health literacy, secondary functional and interactive health literacy, and critical health literacy, which explained 61.90% of the total variance of health literacy. In known-group comparisons, health literacy was significantly lower in recent immigrants, those with a low education level, and those with low Korean language proficiency. For convergent validity, health literacy was positively associated with health specific self-efficacy and maternal health knowledge. For criterion-related validity, health literacy was positively associated with the REALM-SF. The overall reliability coefficient (Cronbach's alpha) of the instrument was .773.
CONCLUSION
The Health Literacy Assessment Scale for Asian Immigrant Women (HLAS) represents a multidimensional construct which encompasses functional, interactive, and critical health literacy. This self-report HLAS can be a useful and convenient method for appraising the health literacy of Asian immigrant women.

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    BMJ Open.2022; 12(2): e056294.     CrossRef
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    Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion.2022; 39(4): 39.     CrossRef
  • A Study on the Reliability and Validity of the Korean Health Literacy Instrument for Late School-Aged Children
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    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.2021; 18(19): 10304.     CrossRef
  • Trends and Level in Health Literacy Research on Immigrants in Korea: A Literature Review
    Soo Jin Kang, Na Kyum Hyung
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2020; 31(3): 322.     CrossRef
  • Associations of health belief and health literacy with Pap smear practice among Asian immigrant women
    Yong-Sook Eo, Ji-Soo Kim
    European Journal of Oncology Nursing.2019; 42: 63.     CrossRef
  • Concept Analysis of Health Literacy for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease using Hybrid Model
    Jeong Eun Sim, Seon Young Hwang
    Journal of Korean Academy of Community Health Nursing.2019; 30(4): 494.     CrossRef
Factors related with Health Literacy in Asian Immigrant Women in Korea
Ji Sook An, Hye Ryun Kim, Sook Ja Yang
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2013;24(4):377-387.   Published online December 31, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2013.24.4.377
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study is to identify health literacy levels of Asian immigrant women in Korea and factors related with health literacy in them among other sociodemographic characteristics.
METHODS
Data were drawn from 671 immigrant women who came from China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and other Asian countries (M age=28.1+/-5.89) using REALM-R, which consisted of 8 medical words and was translated into Korean (score range: 0~8). Data were analyzed using SPSS/WIN 20.0 program for descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe test and multiple regression.
RESULTS
The average score of health literacy was 5.0+/-2.61. Time since immigration, country of origin, education level, and Korean language proficiency significantly predicted levels of health literacy in Asian immigrant women (adjusted R square=.200, p<.001).
CONCLUSION
When health care professionals provide health care services and health education, they should consider levels of health literacy and factors related with health literacy in Asian immigrant women.

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    JOURNAL OF FISHRIES AND MARINE SCIENCES EDUCATION.2020; 32(5): 1308.     CrossRef
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    Mohamed M M Abdel-Latif, Sherif Y Saad
    Health Promotion International.2019; 34(1): 60.     CrossRef
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    Yong-Sook Eo, Ji-Soo Kim
    European Journal of Oncology Nursing.2019; 42: 63.     CrossRef
  • Effectiveness of Psychosocial and Educational Prenatal and Postnatal Care Interventions for Married Immigrant Women in Korea: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Sun Kyung Kim, Seyeon Park, Sukhee Ahn
    Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.2017; 29(5): 351.     CrossRef
  • Analysis of Validity and Reliability of the Health Literacy Index for Female Marriage Immigrants (HLI-FMI)
    Sook Ja Yang, Yeon Kyung Chee, Jisook An, Min Hee Park, Sunok Jung
    Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health.2016; 28(4): 368.     CrossRef
  • Evidence-based health literacy improvements: trends on health literacy studies in Korea
    Soo Jin Kang, Mi Sook Lee
    Korean Journal of Health Education and Promotion.2015; 32(4): 93.     CrossRef
  • Health Literacy and Its Associated Factors in Korean-Chinese and Other Asian Immigrant Women in Korea
    Sook Ja Yang, Yeon Kyung Chee, Jisook An, Min Hee Park, Sunok Jung
    Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing.2014; 28(2): 211.     CrossRef
  • A Study on Health Education Needs of the Multicultural Family as Perceived by Visiting Nurses
    Young Sil Kang, Eunyoung Hong
    Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing.2014; 28(3): 445.     CrossRef

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