Readability of Arabic vs English Patient Educational Materials

El Haj, Mahmoud and Malik, Abdulaziz and Paasche-Orlow, Michael K (2018) Readability of Arabic vs English Patient Educational Materials. In: 2018 SGIM Annual Meeting, 2018-04-112018-04-14, Sheraton Denver Downtown.

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More than 8% of the U.S. population has Limited English proficiency (LEP). While Spanish is the most common language in the U.S. for LEP patients, over 350 languages are in use. Providing patient educational materials (PEM) for LEP patients is an important part of care; however, to create usable PEM, translation needs to attend to an array of phenomena including cultural norms and readability. We examined the patient education topics presented in English and Arabic. This issue is particularly relevant in Arabic, as there is no standardized set of Arabic medical terms.

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