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Table 3 Flesch Reading Ease scores for 248 PICFs according to key features of interest

From: Creating concise and readable patient information sheets for interventional studies in Australia: are we there yet?

Feature Feature present (mean (SD)) Feature absent (mean (SD)) p value
Illustrations N = 38
50.0 (6.7)
N = 210
49.3 (5.5)
0.49
Tables N = 99
50.6 (4.7)
N = 149
48.5 (6.2)
0.004
Commercial PICFs N = 77
50.1 (5.0)
N = 171
49.1 (6.0)
0.22
Self-consent N = 187
48.7 (5.7)
N = 61
51.6 (0.9)
< 0.001
  1. PICF Participant information sheets and consent forms, SD standard deviation