“The Basics” – Easy-to-read patient education guides
UpToDate, the evidence based, peer reviewed information resource for clinicians, now features The Basics, short (1-3 page) patient education articles written at a 5th-6th grade reading level. These easy-to-read guides are designed to answer the most important questions a person might have about a medical condition. You can find an information page on asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, breast cancer, and more. At present available in English only.
If your patients can read and assimilate information written at a high-school level, choose from the Beyond the Basics collection.
How to access:
- Start at the library homepage – http://library.villanova.edu
- At Databases A-Z, choose UpToDate
- Log in with your Villanova LDAP (email) ID and password.
- Click “Begin New Search”
(If you haven’t searched UpToDate in awhile, you may have to confirm your agreement to the usage license.)
- At the search screen, click the Patient Info tab.
- Then choose The Basics.
Looking for professional-level and patient materials in Spanish? Try the Spanish-language version of NLM’s MedlinePlus:
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