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Readability of patient-reported outcome measures for chronic rhinosinusitis and skull base diseases.

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Summary of "Readability of patient-reported outcome measures for chronic rhinosinusitis and skull base diseases."

Outcome measures in healthcare that presume a higher level of patient health and overall literacy may inadequately estimate the disease experiences of less-educated patients and further disadvantage them. Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are widely used communication tools for clinical practice and are often used to evaluate and guide management for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and skull base diseases. However, their readability and subsequent incomprehensibility for patients have not been assessed. The aim of this study is to evaluate the readability of commonly used PROMs for these conditions and whether they meet recommended readability levels.

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Name: The Laryngoscope
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