Questionário de Literacia (QL) / The Literacy Questionnaire (LQ)

Portuguese version (Original)

Questionário de Literacia (QL)
The Questionnaire of Literacy (QL)
Sandra Freitas, Joana Nogueira, Gerardo Prieto, Manuela Vilar, Isabel Santana, Mário R. Simões (2018). Questionário de Literacia: Manual [The Literacy Questionnaire (LQ): Manual]. PsyAssessmentLab, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra: Portugal.

Theoretical background

The QL was designed to obtain a measure of the literacy throughout the assessment of the frequency of some activities related to reading and cultural habits, complex activities of daily living that requires cognitive engagement and professional activities. The literacy has been explored as a variable with an active contribute to the cognitive reserve, since this characteristic remain dynamic throughout life, even after the conclusion of the formal education. There are currently a considerable number of studies that use literacy as a valid indicator to estimate the cognitive reserve.

Description

Assessment: cognitive reserve.
Type of instrument: Questionnaire composed by several questions related to daily living and professional activities. This questionnaire has two parallel versions: (i) for the close informants/caregivers and (ii) for the patients.
Administration: self-response or interview, 10 minutes.
Population: adults and older adults.


Studies

The QL was originally developed within the project “Aging and Cognitive Decline in the Portuguese Population: Incidence, profiles, risk and protective factors” (IF/FCT/01325/2015: PI Sandra Freitas), including the development of the experimental study, the pilot study (N=202) and the conclusion of the final version.
Currently, there are in course normative, psychometric and clinical validation studies (with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease patients) of the QL for the Portuguese population.
Future research
PsyAssessmentLab is available to actively collaborate in any research projects related to this instrument, including normative and validation studies.

Funding

The research studies of the QL was supported by the project granted to the first author from Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) [IF/FCT/01325/2015].

Contacts

Sandra Freitas (sandrafreitas0209@gmail.com)

References

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1. Freitas, S., Nogueira, J., Prieto, G., Vilar, M., Santana, I., & Simões, M. R. (2018). Questionário de Literacia (QL): Manual [The Literacy Questionnaire (LQ): Manual]. PsyAssessmentLab, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra: Portugal.
2. Freitas, S., Nogueira, J., Prieto, G., Vilar, M., Santana, I., & Simões, M. R. (2018). Questionário de Literacia (QL): Versão informador. Manual [The Literacy Questionnaire (LQ): Informant version. Manual]. PsyAssessmentLab, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra: Portugal.
3. Freitas, S., Nogueira, J., Prieto, G., Vilar, M., Santana, I., & Simões, M. R. (2018). Questionário de Literacia (QL): Versão paciente. Manual. [The Literacy Questionnaire (LQ): Patient version. Manual]. PsyAssessmentLab, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra: Portugal.
4. Freitas, S., Nogueira, J., Santana, I., & Simões, M. R. (2018). Desenvolvimento da Bateria de Avaliação da Reserva Cognitiva (BARC) e estudo piloto com idosos cognitivamente saudáveis e com pacientes com declínio cognitivo [The Assessment Battery of the Cognitive Reserve [BARC]: Development and exploratory study with cognitively healthy elderly and patients with cognitive impairment]. Poster apresentado no 10º Congresso AIDAP/AIDEP: Diagnóstico e Avaliação Psicológica [10th International Conference: Diagnostic and Psychological Assessment]. Coimbra, Portugal.