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  1. Functional illiteracy among emergency department patients : a preliminary study.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objectives

    To determine the ability of emergency department patients to understand common written discharge instructions and the level of reading difficulty of standard discharge instructions.


    The study was performed in two parts.

    In part 1, subjects were asked to read one set of standard written discharge instructions.

    Then, with the instructions to refer to, subjects were asked to answer five questions about the instructions.

    A subject's level of success was correlated with age, sex, and highest level of education.

    In part 2, 47 sets of standard written discharge instructions from six different EDs were computer analyzed using five commonly used readability formulas.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Malade, Urgence, Consultation hospitalière, Analphabétisme, Compréhension langage, Formule imprimée, Admission sortie, Homme, Etude statistique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Patient, Emergency, Hospital consultation, Illiteracy, Language comprehension, Printed form, Admission discharge, Human, Statistical study, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0325161

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.