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Readability and comprehensibility of the "exercise lite" brochure.
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PMID:  7675569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Studies suggest that exercise literature tends to be very difficult to read and the writing not matched to the reading ability of the audience for which it was intended. Two studies aimed at describing the readability and comprehensibility of the recently developed U.S. Centers for Disease Control and American College of Sports Medicine "Exercise Lite" brochure were conducted. In Study 1, the brochure's readability was assessed using four different formulas. This study showed that the brochure was written at a level equivalent to that of a scientific journal article. In Study 2, 56 participants (two-thirds of whom were college graduates) were tested to assess whether they could comprehend the brochure's message. Results showed that, without supplemental instruction, the Exercise Lite brochure was incomprehensible for 69.6% (n = 39) of the subjects.
B J Cardinal; T L Seidler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-17     Completed Date:  1995-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-402     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Concept Formation
Educational Status
Health Education*
Mental Recall
Middle Aged
Physical Education and Training*

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