Abstract

This study analyzed patient education materials provided to poor and underserved patients treated by safety-net providers. A content analysis was conducted to evaluate the materials’ formatting and written style, readability, pictorial content, source, and cultural appropriateness.

Keywords

health literacy, health education, patient education materials

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The Suitability of Patient Education Materials for Poor and Underserved Populations in a Large Metropolitan Area

This study analyzed patient education materials provided to poor and underserved patients treated by safety-net providers. A content analysis was conducted to evaluate the materials’ formatting and written style, readability, pictorial content, source, and cultural appropriateness.