Health literacy and usability of clinical trial search engines.

  title={Health literacy and usability of clinical trial search engines.},
  author={Dina Utami and Timothy W. Bickmore and Barbara Barry and Michael K. Paasche-Orlow},
  journal={Journal of health communication},
  volume={19 Suppl 2},
Several web-based search engines have been developed to assist individuals to find clinical trials for which they may be interested in volunteering. However, these search engines may be difficult for individuals with low health and computer literacy to navigate. The authors present findings from a usability evaluation of clinical trial search tools with 41 participants across the health and computer literacy spectrum. The study consisted of 3 parts: (a) a usability study of an existing web… CONTINUE READING

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