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New from AHRQ: Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool

December 4th, 2013 by Amy Studer

For those providing health education to patients, families, or communities, this new resource is freely available online from AHRQ:

The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) and User’s Guide:

An Instrument To Assess the Understandability and Actionability of Print and Audiovisual Patient Education Materials

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Description from website:  The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) is a systematic method to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of patient education materials. It is designed as a guide to help determine whether patients will be able to understand and act on information. Separate tools are available for use with print and audiovisual materials.

Additional AHRQ resources designed to support improving patient health literacy:

AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Center

Self-Management Support Video and Library

Health Literacy Topics (choose For Professionals)

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