Systematic review on Comprehensiblity of Health Documents for Older Adults with different levels of Health Literacy is published online

The IROHLA related article that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Health Communication has been published online on the 23th of November. A previous version of the article was included in the WP2 report of IROHLA. In this systematic review, we reviewed 38 articles describing interventions that aim to improve comprehensibility of health related documents for older adults with different levels of health literacy. Although we failed to find consistent and strong evidence for most interventions, using narrative formats and/or multiple-feature revisions of health-related documents seem to be promising strategies for enhancing the comprehensibility of health-related documents.

Reference: Koops van ‘t Jagt, R., Hoeks, J.C., Jansen, C.J.M., de Winter, A.F., Reijneveld., S.A. (2015). Comprehensibility of Health-Related Documents for Older Adults with Different Levels of Health Literacy: A Systematic Review. Journal Of Health Communication, epub ahead of print. DOI:10.1080/10810730.2015.1049306