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Parsaei-mohammadi P, Sabaghinejad Z, Ghaed-Amini Harouni S. New HeLIA; Validity and Reliability of the HeLIA Test in Thalassemia Major Patients in Iran. Health Educ Health Promot 2024; 12 (1) :1-8
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Aims: Today, numerous and diverse tools have been designed and validated for measuring health Literacy. The aim of this study was the validation and adaption of the Helia instrument for measuring health Literacy in Thalassemia Major Patients in Iran.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study, and data collection was done from October to December 2022. The research population includes patients with thalassemia major hospitalized in Shahid Baghaei 2 Hospital in Ahvaz. The number of community was 300 people, and the sample size was 170. The pre-validation population included 50 patients and ten experts for validation. Reliability was calculated using Cronbach’s alpha (for internal consistency). Kuder-Richardson's (KR) test checked the consistency between the questions. Using Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) was the measure of sampling adequacy. The Pearson correlation coefficient was used in this study. Also, used SPSS 24 and Amos 24.
Findings: The Helia tool is valid based on face validity, content validity, and construct validity. Cronbach’s alpha was 0.891 and showed test validity. Explanatory factor analysis showed a model with four factors named “understanding”, “reading, access and evaluation”, “care measures”, and “decision and using”, which can explain 53.149 percent of health literacy variances. Also, IFI= 0.823, CFI= 0.816, NFI= 0.713, and RMSEA =0.08 show the model`s fitness. KR21=0.89, which indicated the reliability of the test. Pearson correlation coefficient showed significant correlations between all factors.
Conclusion: The findings of this study confirm the validity and reliability of the Helia instrument in Thalassemia Major Patients in Iran.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Health Literacy
Received: 2023/10/17 | Accepted: 2023/11/18 | Published: 2023/12/25

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