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An evidence‐based patient information leaflet about otitis media with effusion

An evidence‐based patient information leaflet about otitis media with effusion Leaflets are a useful resource for information provision. Many otolaryngology patients have poor reading skills, and may have difficulty understanding medical jargon. The aim of this project was to produce a patient information leaflet on otitis media with effusion whose content is based on the best available research evidence, and which is presented in a clear format with simple language. Patients were involved at the planning stage, and in testing the final draft. The leaflet was preferred by the majority compared to existing information material and was felt to be more informative and easier to understand. The leaflet has been given the Crystal Mark for clarity of language by the Plain English Campaign. This study shows that existing guidelines can be used to improve the quality of written information provision. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Journal of Clinical Governance Emerald Publishing

An evidence‐based patient information leaflet about otitis media with effusion

British Journal of Clinical Governance , Volume 5 (2): 7 – Jun 1, 2000

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1466-4100
DOI
10.1108/14664100010343908
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Abstract

Leaflets are a useful resource for information provision. Many otolaryngology patients have poor reading skills, and may have difficulty understanding medical jargon. The aim of this project was to produce a patient information leaflet on otitis media with effusion whose content is based on the best available research evidence, and which is presented in a clear format with simple language. Patients were involved at the planning stage, and in testing the final draft. The leaflet was preferred by the majority compared to existing information material and was felt to be more informative and easier to understand. The leaflet has been given the Crystal Mark for clarity of language by the Plain English Campaign. This study shows that existing guidelines can be used to improve the quality of written information provision.

Journal

British Journal of Clinical GovernanceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2000

Keywords: Leaflets; Language; Information; Patients’ expectations

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