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Table 1 List of key literature sources

From: Preparing accessible and understandable clinical research participant information leaflets and consent forms: a set of guidelines from an expert consensus conference

Document Number Document Name, Reference Publisher or Lead Author, Year of publication or last revision
1 Suitability Assessment of Materials Guidance Document [29] Doak, 1996
2 The A to Z of alternative words [30] United Kingdom Plain English Campaign, 2001
3 Toolkit for Producing Patient Information [23] United Kingdom Department of Health 2003
4 Always Read the Leaflet [24] Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency, 2005
5 Writing about medicines for people [31] Sless, 2006
6 Plain English Guidelines [16] Irish National Adult Literacy Agency, 2008
7 How to produce an information brochure for patients and users of the healthcare system [32] Haute Authorité de Santé, 2008
8 Guideline on the readability of the labelling and Package Leaflet of Medicinal Products [33] European Commission, 2009
9 Simply Put: a guide for creating easy-to-understand materials [34] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009
10 Plain Language Style Guide [25] Health Service Executive and National Adult Literacy Agency, 2009
11 Health Literacy and Plain Language Overview [35] National Partnership for Women and Families, 2009
12 Federal Plain Language Guidelines [36] Government of the United States of America, 2011
13 Best Practice Guidance [26] Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Agency, 2014
14 Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool and User’s Guide [37] Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2014
15 Clear Communication Index User Guide [27] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014
16 Making leaflets clearer for patients [17] The Plain English Commission, 2015
17 Everyday Words for Public Health Communication [38] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016
18 The GET-IT glossary [39] Moberg, 2018
19 How to write in Plain English [21] Plain English United Kingdom, 2019
20 Guidelines for creating materials [40] Rudd, 2019
21 Health literacy universal precautions toolkit [28] Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2020
22 Writing Plain English [20] Government of Australia, 2020