Developing a medical achievement reading test to evaluate patient literacy skills: a preliminary study.

@article{HansonDivers1997DevelopingAM,
  title={Developing a medical achievement reading test to evaluate patient literacy skills: a preliminary study.},
  author={E C Hanson-Divers},
  journal={Journal of health care for the poor and underserved},
  year={1997},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={56-69}
}
A medical terminology achievement reading test (MART) administered to patients was developed for health care practitioners and researchers. In this study, 405 respondents from five populations (nursing home patients, college students, high school students, adult basic education students, and shopping mall customers) took both the MART and the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT). Cronbach's reliability test alpha indicated a high level (alpha = 0.98) of likelihood that the MART score is a good… CONTINUE READING

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