The Influence of Text Characteristics on Perceived and Actual Difficulty of Health Information
Information Systems and Technology (CGU)
Databases and Information Systems
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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Gondy Leroy, Stephen Helmreich, James R. Cowie, The influence of text characteristics on perceived and actual difficulty of health information, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Volume 79, Issue 6, June 2010, Pages 438-449, ISSN 1386-5056, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2010.02.002. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386505610000419)