Research Platform  |   July 2015
Assessing and Adapting Patient Educational Materials: Addressing Low Health Literacy in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting
Author Affiliations
  • University of Kentucky
  • Georgia Regents University
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   July 2015
Assessing and Adapting Patient Educational Materials: Addressing Low Health Literacy in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515150p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP204A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515150p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-RP204A
Abstract

Date Presented 4/17/2015

Written patient education materials from an inpatient rehabilitation setting were assessed. The average reading level was 16th grade. Twenty documents were revised, and the average reading level was lowered to 5th grade. Focus groups with clinicians and clients were conducted to assess the materials.