Document Type
Psychometric instrument
Title

Subjective Numeracy Scale (SNS)

Author(s):

Author Name(s)
Fagerlin, Angela
Zikmund-Fisher, Brian J.
Ubel, Peter A.
Jankovic, Aleksandra
Derry, Holly A.
Smith, Dylan M.

Year:

Year
2007

Fagerlin and colleagues developed the Subjective Numeracy Scale (SNS) to distinguish low- and high quantitative ability individuals for use with patients that need to understand the risks of medical treatments. The SNS is a self report numeracy measure.

Research Population:

Research Population
Adults

Citation:

Validation(s)

Validation Text
Zikmund-Fisher, B. J., Smith, D. M., Ubel, P. A., Fagerlin, A. (2007). Validation of the Subjective Numeracy Scale: effects of low numeracy on comprehension of risk communications and utility elicitations. Med Decis Making, 27(5), 663–671.
McNaughton, C. D., Cavanaugh, K. L., Kripalani, S., Rothman, R. L., Wallston, K. A. (2015). Validation of a Short, 3-Item Version of the Subjective Numeracy Scale. Med Decis Making, 35(8), 932–936.

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