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Everyday Health Information Screening Tool - deutsche Version
The EHILS measures self-assessments of health information literacy. It serves to operationalise the concept of "health information literacy", which in turn integrates the psychological concept of "health literacy" with the library information science concept of "information literacy". The questionnaire contains 10 items. Reliability: The alpha values according to Cronbach are in the range between .50 and .60, for the retest correlation over a 2-week interval a value of rtt = .65 was obtained. Validity: The EHILS correlates in a hypothesis-compliant way with established self-report measures for the recording of the broader concept of health competence as well as with the individual interest in the topic "health". With a knowledge measure on health information literacy, weak correlations were found that were also predominantly significant. Factor analytical findings, however, speak against the structural validity of EHILS and suggest the assumption of a two-dimensional structure with "motivation" and "self-confidence" in dealing with health information.
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2019). Open Test Archive: EHILS. Everyday Health Information Screening Tool - deutsche Version. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9007673
Mayer, A.-K. (2018). EHILS. Everyday Health Information Screening Tool [Verfahrensdokumentation, Fragebogen Deutsch und Englisch]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name EHILS
English Name Everyday Health Information Screening Tool - German version
Authors Mayer, A.-K.
Published in Test archive 2018
Copyright/Licence Copyright Autoren; CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0
Key words Competence, Information Seeking, Health Literacy, Health Care Seeking Behavior, Information Literacy
Language versions deu eng
Construct Health literacy (e.g. Sorensen et al., 2012)
Application age Adolescents and adults
Item number 10 items
Subscales None; health information literacy.
Application time approx. 2-3 min.
Interpretation time approx. 1 min.
Reliability Internal consistency: Cronbach's alpha = .50-.60. Retest reliability: rtt = .65 (2-week interval).
Validity Correlation with established self-report measures, with a knowledge measure of health-related information literacy; findings on the two-factorial structure
Norms None; Means and standard deviations.
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Mayer, A.-K. (2018). Examining the factorial structure and validity of the Everyday Health Information Literacy Screening Tool. Trier: Leibniz-Zentrum für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID).
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Dr. Anne-Kathrin Mayer, Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund Deutschland,