Comparison of neurological healthcare oriented educational resources for patients on the internet

  title={Comparison of neurological healthcare oriented educational resources for patients on the internet},
  author={Vineet Punia and Anjali Dagar and Nitin Agarwal and Wenzhuan He and Machteld E. Hillen},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neuroscience},
The internet has become a major contributor to health literacy promotion. The average American reads at 7th-8th grade level and it is recommended to write patient education materials at or below 6th grade reading level. We tried to assess the level of literacy required to read and understand online patient education materials (OPEM) for neurological diseases from various internet resources. We then compared those to an assumed reference OPEM source, namely the patient education brochures from… Expand
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