How readable are the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology "Tips to remember" leaflets?

Smith, Helen, Wade, Jo and Frew, Anthony (2008) How readable are the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology "Tips to remember" leaflets? Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 121 (3). pp. 770-773. ISSN 0091-6749

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Abstract

It has long been recognized that good communication has a beneficial effect on clinical outcomes, and patient information leaflets can improve knowledge. However, the information must not only be accurate but also written at an appropriate reading level to be helpful. National literacy surveys conducted since the 1970s have consistently shown that many adult Americans (about 20%) are functionally illiterate and that the average adult reading level is between the seventh and ninth grade levels.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Depositing User: Caroline Brooks
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 11:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2224

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