October 18, 2006

I read a little bit about blood pressure.

I read a little bit about blood pressure but this was really an example from a book on teaching health information to low literacy patients. I am thinking of some of my fellow consumer survivors and the facts that we all have very different literacy levels. I for instance have very weak hand writing. My partner never reads books. I will not go on about others because there may be some shame and control issues with discussing this. The blood pressure example in this book was a way of showing that "fill in the blank" instructions may be considered interactive. So rather than reading dry medical latin and factual and complex written information a person can read something simple and write something on the same page.

Posted by petert at October 18, 2006 01:19 AM


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