Lectures and seminars Health Literacy for researchers and doctoral students - webinar 2

13-09-2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Add to iCal

"Health Literacy assessment"

The programme for doctoral education in health care science (PUF-V) welcomes all doctoral students and researchers at KI, and other interested parties, to a webinar series (in English) focusing on Health Literacy. The two-hour webinars will consist of lectures and discussions between lecturers and participants. Self-study between webinars is recommended.

Health literacy assessment

Different instruments for assessing health literacy at the individual and organizational level will be presented, as well as how they can be translated, culturally adapted and validated. What to consider when choosing an instrument will also be highlighted.


Register for the webinar series via link. An email with a zoom link will be sent out approximately a week before the first webinar.


Josefin Wångdahl, MSc Public Health, PhD. Assistant Professor at Aging Research Center, Karolinska institutet and Stockholm University, and at the Division of Nursing, NVS, Karolinska institutet, Sweden. Swedish research representant in the European WHO supporterd Health Literacy Network (MPOHL), member of the Research Standards Committee of the International Health Literacy Association (IHLA), and manager for the Swedish Health Literacy Network and the Swedish webbpage on health literacy. She will contribute to all four webinars.

Hanne Søberg Finbråten, RN, PhD, and associate professor at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway. She is active in national and international networks for research in health literacy. Her research in health literacy has primarily focused on evaluating the psychometric properties of instruments for measuring health literacy, mapping health literacy among people with diabetes, and the general population. She is PI for the Norwegian M-POHL project on OHL assessments in hospitals.

Anna Sjöström, PhD, district nurse and lecturer at the Department of Nursing, Umeå University, Sweden. Her research area is health literacy in primary care. She will share her experiences in translating, validating and using the eHealth Literacy Questionnaire (eHLQ) in Sweden.


Josefin Wångdahl Assistant Professor