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dc.contributor.authorFullmann, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorBlackburn, David
dc.contributor.authorFenton, Mark
dc.contributor.authorMansell, Holly
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-14T16:07:16Z
dc.date.available2019-01-14T16:07:16Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-29
dc.identifier.citationKathryn Fullmann, David F. Blackburn, Mark E. Fenton, and Holly Mansell, “Readability and Suitability of COPD Consumer Information,” Canadian Respiratory Journal, vol. 2017, Article ID 2945282, 8 pages, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2945282.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/11720
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2017 Kathryn Fullmann et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground. Information leaflets have been shown to positively or negatively impact adherence, depending on their content. The objective of this study was to perform an appraisal of the consumer information provided in COPD inhaler monographs. Methods. COPD inhalers were identified from the Health Canada Drug Product Database. Medication information and instructions for inhaler use were analyzed for readability by seven formulas, with an acceptability threshold of grades 6–8. Three researchers rated suitability using a modified Suitability Assessment of Materials (SAM) tool and assessed leaflets for explicit warnings. Results. Twenty-six inhalers with a COPD indication were evaluated. Medication information sections were rated as “difficult to read” or “hard,” and 85% (22/26) had a reading level above grade 8. The instructions for inhaler use were rated as “easy” or “fairly easy” to read and 63% (16/26) met the threshold by all formulas. While all leaflets achieved superior suitability ratings, extreme warnings included risk of premature death (), risks of serious injury (), serious interactions (), and statements that convey a serious consequence to therapy (). Conclusion. While COPD information leaflets in Canada performed well in terms of readability and suitability, overemphasis on side effects, warnings, and precautions may contribute to patient fear and nonadherence.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCanadian Respiratory Journal, 2017, Vol.2017, 8 pagesen_US
dc.subjectHealth Educationen_US
dc.subjectMedicineen_US
dc.subjectsmogen_US
dc.subjectPatient Educationen_US
dc.subjectHealth Literacyen_US
dc.subjectReadingen_US
dc.subjectPatient Satisfactionen_US
dc.subjectMedical Researchen_US
dc.subjectmonographsen_US
dc.titleReadability and Suitability of COPD Consumer Informationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPeer Revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1155/2017/2945282


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