Readability of selected breastfeeding information for mothers: Early twenty-first centure

Thorley, V. G. (2006) Readability of selected breastfeeding information for mothers: Early twenty-first centure. Birth Issues, 15 2: 47-53.

Author Thorley, V. G.
Title Readability of selected breastfeeding information for mothers: Early twenty-first centure
Journal name Birth Issues   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1038-023X
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 47
End page 53
Total pages 7
Editor M Barnes
Place of publication Yarraville, VIC, Australia
Publisher Capers Bookstore
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject 321217 Health Counselling
780199 Other
Abstract The effectiveness of printed material depends on its clarity, layout, and appropriateness of its reading level to the target population. A person with 'functional illiteracy' is able to read at a basic level or below, but is confused by more complex material. Among Australian adults, the estimated functional illiteracy rate for prose is 44.1%. Consequently, it is recommended that health information literature for the general population be pitched at a grade 5 or 6 level of reading difficulty. This study is a ten-year follow-up to an earlier study by the author, which analysed printed information materials from the late twentieth century. The aim was to assess the
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2007 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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