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ERIC Number: EJ457146
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
Text and Reader Characteristics Affecting the Readability of Patient Literature.
Riche, Jan M.; And Others
Reading Improvement, v28 n4 p287-92 Win 1991
Identifies both text-based and reader-based characteristics that make health education material difficult for patients to understand. Finds that technical words, complex sentences, and unusual phrases increase the difficulty of comprehension, as does information that contradicts readers' common sense notions. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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