Centre for Global Health and Equity

Ophelia and questionnaires‌

We have developed tools that are used within our research, which are also available for collaborative and external research projects. These tools have been developed, tested and implemented in many communities and countries.

Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ):

  • determines a person’s ability to obtain, read, understand, remember and act on healthcare information
  • gives insight into health literacy strengths and limitations
  • helps us to develop suitable interventions
  • assesses 9 literacy areas
  • can be used for individuals and communities
  • has been translated into more than 30 languages
  • is used in more than 50 countries

Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ):

  • evaluates health education and self-management programs
  • has been translated into 17 languages
  • is used in at least 28 countries

Information and Support for Health Actions Questionnaire (ISHA-Q):

  • identifies specific health literacy strengths and limitations
  • can be used for individuals and communities
  • was designed for cultures that often make decisions as a group
  • has been translated into at least 6 languages

eHealth Literacy Questionnaire (eHLQ):

  • provides insight into users’ perceptions and experiences of digital health solutions
  • helps us understand why implementations work or fail
  • has 7 scales that cover the dimensions of the eHealth Literacy Framework
  • has been translated into at least 4 languages, with others in progress

Readiness and Enablement Index for Health Technology (READHY):

  • combines the eHLQ with some dimensions from the heiQ and HLQ
  • helps to assess a group’s readiness for health technology
  • has 13 scales

Organisational Health Literacy Responsiveness Tool (Org-HLR):

  • helps organisations assess strengths and areas for further development in relation to systems, processes and practices
  • suits all organisations that play a role in providing health and health-related information, services and programs to individuals and communities

If you would like to find out more, or to access our tools, please contact Ms. Kerrie Paulger at kpaulger@swin.edu.au