ANALYSIS OF VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF NORMAN AND SKINNER'S E-HEALTH SCALE LITERACY FOR CULTURAL ADAPTATION
This study examined the cultural adaptation of an electronic health literacy survey for Turkish society, developed by Cameron D. Norman and Harvey A. Skinner from University of Toronto, and applied validity and reliability tests. The survey, which was developed for the information level of the users, is an important source of data. Psychological scales from many cultures are currently used in other cultures after cultural adaptation and language translation. This study is a good example of this. The translations were made by two English instructors (English-Turkish, Turkish-English) for the purpose of testing the language equivalence of the survey. Positive and significant correlations were observed between English and Turkish surveys. The Turkish survey form, for which validity and reliability analyses were made, was disseminated to 800 individuals. It has a one-dimensional structure with eight items, according to results of explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis which were used to determine item structure. According to the validity factor structure, internal consistency was found to be 0.863 and test-retest reliability was found to be 0.886. The electronic health literacy survey, which was intended to be added to the Turkish body of instruments, can be used in different studies on the importance of literacy in obtaining information on health using the internet and social media.