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Vol 28, No 4 (2021)
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Submitted: 2019-08-07
Accepted: 2020-02-17
Published online: 2020-10-27
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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 Świeczkowski1, Sławomir Kułacz2
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2020.0142
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Pubmed: 33140389
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Cardiol J 2021;28(4):627-631.
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  1. First Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Gdansk, Poland
  2. The WSB University in Gdansk, Poland

open access

Vol 28, No 4 (2021)
Research letters — Clinical cardiology
Submitted: 2019-08-07
Accepted: 2020-02-17
Published online: 2020-10-27

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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

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Cardiology Journal

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Vol 28, No 4 (2021)

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Research Letter

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627-631

Published online

2020-10-27

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882

DOI

10.5603/CJ.a2020.0142

Pubmed

33140389

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Cardiol J 2021;28(4):627-631.

Authors

Damian Świeczkowski
Sławomir Kułacz

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