Title

The Influence of Text Characteristics on Perceived and Actual Difficulty of Health Information

Document Type

Article

Department

Information Systems and Technology (CGU)

Publication Date

2010

Disciplines

Databases and Information Systems

Abstract

Willingness and ability to learn from health information in text are crucial for people to be informed and make better medical decisions. These two user characteristics are influenced by the perceived and actual difficulty of text. Our goal is to find text features that are indicative of perceived and actual difficulty so that barriers to reading can be lowered and understanding of information increased.

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© 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

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