When Websites And Apps Fall Short: Using Plain Language To Increasing User Comprehension Of Online Cancer Clinical Trial Information
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Paula Schultz MSN-ED, RN-BC, CNRN is a patient and public nurse educator at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

                       

When Websites And Apps Fall Short: Using Plain Language To Increasing User Comprehension Of Online Cancer Clinical Trial Information

The importance of clinical trial participation to the advancement of cancer research cannot be overstated. Yet, oncology-focused clinical trials often struggle to enroll sufficient numbers of diverse participants. As a means of disseminating information regarding open and enrolling trials, cancer centers throughout the United States have created clinical trial websites and online applications. Information published to these publicly available and searchable online resources is typically drawn from scientific databases containing high level, oncology-specific text. This presents a barrier to individuals...

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