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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 654589, 6 pages
Differential Item Functioning Related to Age in the Reading Subtest of the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults
1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33318, USA
2Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Received 10 June 2013; Accepted 7 August 2013
Academic Editor: F. Richard Ferraro
Copyright © 2013 Raymond L. Ownby and Drenna Waldrop-Valverde. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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