A new report argues child health literacy needs to be measured using more dynamic, pragmatic, and solution-centred frameworks in everyday contexts.
Recommendations for Measurement of Child Health Literacy: A Pragmatic Approach bases its recommendations on Glasgow and Riley’s criteria for ‘pragmatic measures’, or measures that are relevant to stakeholders, feasible to use in most real-world settings, and actionable to solve public health problems.
The authors argue it is time to focus on pragmatism, meaningfully engage key stakeholders, and ensure measures have broad application and can be used beyond research studies to address public health problems.
HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice. 2019;3(3):e165-e169