Readability of Information on Smartphone Apps for Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement Surgery Patients.

Authors: Bahadori, S., Wainwright, T.W. and Ahmed, O.H.

Journal: J Patient Exp

Volume: 7

Issue: 3

Pages: 395-398

ISSN: 2374-3735

DOI: 10.1177/2374373519844266

Abstract:

Background: Readability is a vital component of health information and providing this material at an appropriate literacy level may positively influence patient experience. Objective: To assess the readability of the information provided within total hip replacement and total knee replacement apps to understand more about the impact this could have on patients. Method: A systematic search was conducted across the 5 most popular smartphone app stores: iTunes, Google Play, Windows Mobile, Blackberry App World, and Nokia Ovi. Apps were identified for screening if they: targeted total hip replacement or total knee replacement patients; were free of charge; and were in English. App readability assessment was conducted independently by 3 reviewers using the Gunning Fog Index, the Flesch Reading Ease Score, and the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level. Results: Fifteen apps met the inclusion criteria. Only one app was found "easy to read" (My THR). Conclusion: Findings suggest that the overall readability of information provided is written at a level which is difficult for patients to comprehend. App developers should engage patients in the design process of their apps, in order to enhance patient experience and for the potential impact of these innovative health technologies to be truly realized.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32146/

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Readability of Information on Smartphone Apps for Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement Surgery Patients

Authors: Bahadori, S., Wainwright, T.W. and Ahmed, O.H.

Journal: JOURNAL OF PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Volume: 7

Issue: 3

Pages: 395-398

eISSN: 2374-3735

ISSN: 2374-3743

DOI: 10.1177/2374373519844266

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32146/

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Readability of Information on Smartphone apps for Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement surgery patients

Authors: Bahadori, S., Wainwright, T. and Ahmed, O.

Journal: Patient Experience Journal

Publisher: Beryl Institute

ISSN: 2372-0247

Abstract:

Background: Readability is a vital component of health information and providing this material at an appropriate literacy level may positively influence patient experience. Objective: To assess the readability of the information provided within total hip replacement and total knee replacement apps to understand more about the impact this could have on patients. Method: A systematic search was conducted across the five most popular smartphone app stores: iTunes; Google Play; Windows Mobile; Blackberry App World; and Nokia Ovi. Apps were identified for screening if they: targeted total hip replacement or total knee replacement patients; were free of charge; and were in English. App readability assessment was conducted independently by three reviewers using the Gunning Fog Index (GFI), the Flesch Reading Ease Score (FRES) and the Flesch Kinacaid Grade Level (FKGL). Results: 15 apps met the inclusion criteria. Only one app was found “easy to read” (My THR). Conclusion: Findings suggest that the overall readability of information provided is written at a level which is difficult for patients to comprehend. App developers should engage patients in the design process of their apps, in order to enhance patient experience and for the potential impact of these innovative health technologies to be truly realised.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32146/

Source: Manual

Readability of Information on Smartphone Apps for Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement Surgery Patients.

Authors: Bahadori, S., Wainwright, T.W. and Ahmed, O.H.

Journal: Journal of patient experience

Volume: 7

Issue: 3

Pages: 395-398

eISSN: 2374-3743

ISSN: 2374-3735

DOI: 10.1177/2374373519844266

Abstract:

Background

Readability is a vital component of health information and providing this material at an appropriate literacy level may positively influence patient experience.

Objective

To assess the readability of the information provided within total hip replacement and total knee replacement apps to understand more about the impact this could have on patients.

Method

A systematic search was conducted across the 5 most popular smartphone app stores: iTunes, Google Play, Windows Mobile, Blackberry App World, and Nokia Ovi. Apps were identified for screening if they: targeted total hip replacement or total knee replacement patients; were free of charge; and were in English. App readability assessment was conducted independently by 3 reviewers using the Gunning Fog Index, the Flesch Reading Ease Score, and the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level.

Results

Fifteen apps met the inclusion criteria. Only one app was found "easy to read" (My THR).

Conclusion

Findings suggest that the overall readability of information provided is written at a level which is difficult for patients to comprehend. App developers should engage patients in the design process of their apps, in order to enhance patient experience and for the potential impact of these innovative health technologies to be truly realized.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32146/

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