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Stasio (p. 47-56)
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Investigating Consumer Comprehension of Drug Information Fact Sheets

Author(s): Peggy Osborne, Michelle B. Kunz

Citation: Peggy Osborne, Michelle B. Kunz, (2011) "Investigating Consumer Comprehension of Drug Information Fact Sheets" Vol. 5, Iss. 5, pp. 92 - 100

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


This paper examines comprehension of pharmaceutical drug information sheets based upon reading
level. Prescription drug information fact sheets were collected, based upon a high or lower grade-level
readability. Subjects were asked to identify what the condition the drug was prescribed to treat, possible
side effects and warnings or concerns regarding use of the drug. Results do not indicate that reading
grade level at which the fact sheet was written influenced subject comprehension. Recommendations for
future research are presented based upon these results.