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Readability level of ‘about-us’ section of Malaysian hospital websites

Mat Daud, Nuraihan and Ab Hamid, Ahmad Rauyani (2014) Readability level of ‘about-us’ section of Malaysian hospital websites. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 20 (14). pp. 106-109. ISSN 1990-9233

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This study analysed the websites of the panel hospitals under the Malaysia Healthcare Tourism Council (MHTC) to determine their readability level. Thirty-three hospitals fulfilled the criteria for this study. SMOG and FOG readability formulae were used in this research. The study shows that there was a significantly positive correlation between FOG and SMOG. Using FOG and SMOG indices, it was found that the reading level of most of the ‘About-us’ sections was too difficult to the majority of the readers.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 419/38739
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reading Level, SMOG Readability Index, FOG Readability Index, Healthcare
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Prof. Nuraihan Mat Daud
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 12:21
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2015 21:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38739

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