Improving readability of patient education materials.

@article{Horner2000ImprovingRO,
  title={Improving readability of patient education materials.},
  author={Sharon D Horner and Dawn Surratt and Sigurdur Jon Juliusson},
  journal={Journal of community health nursing},
  year={2000},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={15-23}
}
Functional illiteracy contributes to negative long-term health consequences for patients who must understand and adhere to complex health care instructions and, therefore, is of primary importance to community health nurses. This problem is compounded when English is the patient's second language. A process for improving patient education materials (PEMs) through adaptation or creation of new materials to meet the health needs of diverse groups is presented. The process was applied to a popular… CONTINUE READING

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