Readability of patient education materials from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America web sites.

@article{Badarudeen2008ReadabilityOP,
  title={Readability of patient education materials from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America web sites.},
  author={Sameer Badarudeen and Sanjeev Sabharwal},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={199-204}
}
BACKGROUND While experts recommend that the readability of patient education materials should be less than the sixth grade level, the available information pertaining to orthopaedic diseases may be excessively complex for some to read and comprehend. The Flesch-Kincaid grade level is the most widely used tool to evaluate the readability score of a given text, with a lower grade level suggesting easier readability. The goal of our study was to assess the readability of pediatric orthopaedic… CONTINUE READING

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