A Comparative Multimetric Assessment of English and Spanish Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Materials.

Affiliation

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Spanish-speaking Hispanics living in the United States utilize the internet as a primary means to obtain health information. Accurate, accessible information is important for English speakers; however, it could have even greater utility for Spanish speakers who have lower health literacy levels. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare online English and Spanish carpal tunnel surgery materials provided by using a multimetric approach.

Keywords

Carpal tunnel surgery,Cultural sensitivity,Health literacy,Patient education,Readability,eHealth,