American Academy of Family Physicians patient education materials: can patients read them?

@article{Wallace2004AmericanAO,
  title={American Academy of Family Physicians patient education materials: can patients read them?},
  author={Lorraine Silver Wallace and Elizabeth S Lennon},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 8},
  pages={571-4}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES A large proportion of US adults struggle with limited literacy skills, which affect their ability to fully function in health care settings. This study evaluated the readability of English language American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) patient education materials. METHODS A random sample of 171 AAFP patient education materials was selected from a list of 518 health topics available via the Internet. The SMOG grade formula was used to measure readability of the… CONTINUE READING