Just keep it simple, sister!

A new study shows the complexity of the font and language used in information sheets given to patients participating in a medical intervention may influence their perceptions of the intervention.

UK researchers randomly assigned 16 pregnant women with a BMI of ≥30kg/m² and 16 trainee midwives to read one of four information sheets describing the same antenatal intervention but with varying levels of “fluency”. The levels were simplified title and easy-to-read sans-serif font;