Exploring college student health literacy: Do methods of measurement matter?

Michael Mackert, Sara Champlin, Amanda Mabry-Flynn

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The purpose of this study was twofold: Assess health literacy among college students using an accepted assessment tool (the Newest Vital Sign, NVS) and utilize different methods of administration to explore strategies for practically increasing usage of health literacy measurement tools-which currently emphasize in-person, oral administration. Findings suggest the NVS may be employed on platforms more convenient for college health educators, notably through online or paper-and-pencil methods, such as health center paperwork.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-285
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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