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When an individual has a low health literacy level, their ability to successfully access and comprehend healthcare procedures and treatments is impaired. This resulting healthcare disparity is especially prevalent among individuals that speak English as a second language. Our team conducted a Health Literacy Load Test using the multidimensional model and a SMOG test in order to analyze the literacy of an existing Diabetes Mellitus resource published on MedicineNet.com. The goal for our team’s project was to revise the website’s content in order to accommodate the English health literacy levels of individuals enrolled in the University of Dayton’s Intensive English Program (IEP). The original documents were found to be written at approximately a 12.4 grade level. The revised informational brochure that our team created was concluded to be around a 5th grade literacy level.
Ann E Biswas
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium poster
"Disparities in Health Literacy Examined Through Diabetes Mellitus Resources" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1419.