Five-step methodology for evaluation and adaptation of print patient health information to meet the

Felicia Hill-Briggs, Kristina P. Schumann, Ogechi Dike

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Background: In the setting of declining US literacy, new policies include use of clear communication and low-literacy accessibility practices with all patients. Reliable methods for adapting health information to meet such criteria remain a pressing need. Objectives: To report method validation (study 1) and method replication (study 2) procedures and outcomes for a 5-step method for evaluating and adapting print health information to meet the current low-literacy criterion of 2-3 syllables) minimized or avoided. Interrater reliability for the document evaluations was determined. Results: Training in the methodology resulted in interrater reliability of 0.99-1.00 in study 1 and 0.98-1.00 in study 2. Original documents met none of the targeted low literacy criteria. In study 1, following low-literacy adaptation, mean reading grade level decreased from 10.4±1.8 to 3.8±0.6 (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-301
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Care
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012

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Keywords

  • cardiovascular diseases
  • diabetes
  • educational status
  • evaluation
  • learning
  • lifestyle
  • literacy
  • patient education
  • readability
  • self care

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Five-step methodology for evaluation and adaptation of print patient health information to meet the . / Hill-Briggs, Felicia; Schumann, Kristina P.; Dike, Ogechi.

In: Medical Care, Vol. 50, No. 4, 04.2012, p. 294-301.

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