Health Literacy Among Children
1. To select/develop a measuring instrument to gauge the level of health literacy among children;
2. To provide insight into the health literacy of Dutch children and the determinants thereof;
3. To identify the potentially successful components for acquiring optimal health literacy among children.
There is a great demand from society, government and healthcare for more insight into the health literacy among the members of this target group
The intended results of the study are:
- Expected health literacy among children aged 9-12.
- A measuring instrument for health literacy among children aged 9-12.
- The level of health literacy and factors that influence this among children aged 9-12 in the Netherlands.
- Insight into potentially successful components for acquiring health literacy.
01 September 2019 - 01 September 2023
First, the expected health literacy will be formulated by experts. A measuring instrument for health literacy will then be validated within a Dutch context. This will be used to measure the health literacy of children in the Netherlands during sub-study 3. In sub-study 4, potentially successful components for acquiring health literacy will be identified through concept mapping.
Collaboration with knowledge partners
We work together with the following organisations:
- Amsterdam Public Health research institute
- Academische werkplaats Noord Holland
- City of Utrecht, Department of Public Health
- De Tweede Verdieping library in Nieuwegein
This PhD research is supervised by Prof. Mai Chin A Paw from the VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, and by supervising professor Prof. Katarina Jerković-Ćosić. For this project we collaborate with research groups of the Research centre for Healthy and Sustainable Living, the Research group Communication in Digital Transition, and the Research group Youth.