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The use of the Gunning Fog Index to evaluate the readability of Polish and English drug leaflets in the context of Health Literacy challenges in Medical Linguistics: An exploratory study

Damian Świeczkowski, Sławomir Kułacz
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2020.0142
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Pubmed: 33140389

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Keywords

health literacy; drug leaflet; Gunning Fog Index; cardiovascular pharmacotherapy

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Title

The use of the Gunning Fog Index to evaluate the readability of Polish and English drug leaflets in the context of Health Literacy challenges in Medical Linguistics: An exploratory study

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Ahead of print

Published online

2020-10-27

DOI

10.5603/CJ.a2020.0142

Pubmed

33140389

Keywords

health literacy
drug leaflet
Gunning Fog Index
cardiovascular pharmacotherapy

Authors

Damian Świeczkowski
Sławomir Kułacz

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