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New Patient Education Tool

A new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) tool helps health professionals and others select educational materials that are easy for patients to understand and use.

The tool is discussed in a recent journal article, co-authored by AHRQ’s Cindy Brach, “Development of the Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT): A new measure of understandability and actionability for print and audiovisual patient information.”

Published in the September 2014 issue of Patient Education and Counseling, the authors report on the development and reliability as well as validity testing of the PEMAT to assess whether print and audiovisual patient education materials are easy to understand and use.

ThePEMAT and Users’ Guide, along with a PEMAT Auto-Scoring Form, are available at http://www.ahrq.gov/pemat

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