Readability of patient information leaflets on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.

  title={Readability of patient information leaflets on over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.},
  author={Brigid Bradley and Marvin Singleton and Alain Li Wan Po},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics},
  volume={19 1},
OBJECTIVE To assess the readability of a sample of patient information leaflets included with over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. DESIGN Fifty leaflets were obtained from a selection of proprietary products currently available on the U.K. market. The leaflets were scored using six established readability tests. RESULTS The mean reading age was 15.4 using the Flesch test and 14.8 using the FOG and the SMOG tests. The individual reading age values for the leaflets ranged from 10 to 20 years… CONTINUE READING