Readability of online health information for patients with pancreatic cancer

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Online information on pancreatic cancer overestimates the reading ability of the overall population and lacks accurate information about alternative therapy, according to a study.

The degree to which patients are empowered by written educational materials depends on the text’s readability level and the accuracy of the information provided. A patient’s health literacy or ability to comprehend written health information can impact clinical outcomes. Reading materials are rarely written at the recommended sixth-grade reading level. Read more . . .