Making primarily professional terms more comprehensible to the lay audience

Goryachev S; Zeng-Treitler Q,; Smith CA; Browne AC; Divita G; Keselman A; Leroy G; Figueroa R.


Certain texts, such as clinical reports and clinical trial records, are written by professionals for professionals while being increasingly accessed by lay people. To improve the comprehensibility of such documents to the lay audience, we conducted a pilot study to analyze terms used primarily by health professionals, and explore ways to make them more comprehensible to lay people.

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Fecha de publicación: 2008