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Table 2 Descriptive statistics; factor loadings and internal consistency

From: Development and validation of a brief screener to measure the Health Literacy Responsiveness of Primary Care Practices (HLPC)

   All participants (N = 1125)
No. Item Missing (%) Skewness Item difficulty (Meana, SD) Discriminationb Factor Loadings R2
1 When you need care or treatment, how often does your general practitioner or medical staff you see know important information about your medical history? 5 −2,479 3.69 (0.72) 0.58 0.65 0.42
2 When you need care or treatment, how often does your general practitioner or medical staff you see spend enough time with you? 5 −1,891 3.56 (0.82) 0.68 0.76 0.58
3 When you need care or treatment, how often does your general practitioner or medical staff you see encourage you to ask questions? 5 −2,059 3.59 (0.83) 0.69 0.78 0.61
4 When you need care or treatment, how often does your general practitioner or medical staff you see explain things in a way that is easy to understand? 5 −2,610 3.73 (0.64) 0.54 0.71 0.50
  1. aItems are scored 1–4; bCronbach’s α of corrected Item-total correlation