Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2017 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Readability and Suitability of COPD Consumer Information

Table 2

Modified Suitability Assessment.

CategoryElement

(1) Content(a) Purpose (the purpose is evident)
(b) Content topics (suggests behaviors that will help solve a problem)
(c) Scope (scope is limited to the purpose of objective)

(2) Literacy demand(a) Reading grade level (reading grade level score)
(b) Writing style (text is written in a conversational style and active voice)
(c) Vocabulary (vocabulary uses common words)
(d) Sentence construction (context is given first)
(e) Advanced organizers (advanced organizers are used to tell what is next)

(3) Graphics(a) Type of illustrations (graphics are appropriate for the communication)
(b) Relevance of illustrations (illustrations provide key ideas and messages)
(c) Graphic captions (graphics have a corresponding caption)

(4) Layout and type(a) Layout (layout factors)
(b) Typography (font size and style)
(c) Subheading (subheadings are used)

(5) Learning stimulation and motivation(a) Behavior (behaviors are modeled and specific)
(b) Motivation (actions are achievable promoting self-efficacy)

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