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The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) and user’s Guide (US)

Posted by Zoltan Varkonyi

The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT), from The Center for Disease Control (US), is a systematic method for evaluating and comparing the understandability and actionability of patient education materials. It is designed as a guide to help determine whether patients will be able to understand and act on information. Separate tools are available for use with print and audiovisual materials.

Resource Author(s): 
Sarah J. Shoemaker, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Abt Associates, Inc. Michael S. Wolf, Ph.D., M.P.H., Northwestern University Cindy Brach, M.P.P., Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Publication Date:
Thursday, 31 October, 2013
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