ERIC Number: EJ583322
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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A Polio Immunization Pamphlet with Increased Appeal and Simplified Language Does Not Improve Comprehension to an Acceptable Level.
Davis, Terry C.; Fredrickson, Doren D.; Arnold, Connie; Murphy, Peggy W.; Herbst, Melissa; Bocchini, Joseph A.
Patient Education and Counseling, v33 n1 p25-37 Jan 1998
Two polio-vaccine pamphlets written on a sixth-grade level were compared for readability, comprehension, and preference among a broad range of parents. The easy-to-read version was widely preferred, and comprehension was significantly higher. However, the use of instructional graphics was required to achieve an acceptable level of comprehension. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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