What is it about?
A significant increase in the amount of text in package inserts of medicines has been observed over the last years. This study investigated the consequences of this increase.
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Why is it important?
The results of this readability test study with 1105 participants show: The more extensive the package inserts, the worse patients feel informed. Increasing the amount of text significantly decreases the ability to locate information, thus putting people off from reading the contents (P ≤ 0.021).
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This page is a summary of: The Way Forward in Package Insert User Tests from a CRO's Perspective, Drug Information Journal, March 2010, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/009286151004400203.
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