- Newest Vital Sign (https://www.pfizer.com/health/literacy/public-policy-researchers/nvs-toolkit) – A validated health literacy assessment tool – Takes approximately 3 minutes to administer – Patient given ice cream nutrition label and asked a series of questions about it – Available in English & Spanish
- Health Literacy Universal Precaution Toolkit https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/literacy-toolkit/healthlittoolkit2.html -Practices should assume all patients and caregivers may have difficulty comprehending health information. – Communication should be in a way that anyone can understand – Toolkit provides over 30 resources including Powerpoint presentation, worksheets and sample forms.
- Readability testing (Flesch-Kincaid) https://support.office.com/en-us/article/test-your-document-s-readability-85b4969e-e80a-4777-8dd3-f7fc3c8b3fd2
- Score on the test will tell you what level of education someone will need to be able to easily read a piece of text.
- Health Canada and the U.S Institute of Medicine recommends level of language at grade 8 or lower
- Readability statistics can be shown on Microsoft
Click the File tab, and then click Options
Under When correcting spelling and grammar in Word, make sure the Check grammar with spelling check box is selected.
Select Show readability statistics.