FKGL

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FKGLFlesch-Kincaid Grade Level (measures reading ability)
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* FKGL = (11.8 x average number of syllables per word) + (0.39 + average number of words per sentence) - 15.59
Calculated DISCERN, FRES, and FKGL scores were expressed as means with standard deviations.
Overall, the mean DISCERN score was 1.61 [+ or -] 0.61, the mean FRES was 39.1 [+ or -] 19.0, and the mean FKGL score was 11.8 [+ or -] 3.4 (table 1).
The patient-oriented sites had a significantly higher mean FRES and a significantly lower mean FKGL score (p = 0.01 and p = 0.04, respectively) (table 2).
also analyzed Wikipedia.org and WebMD.com using the FKGL and FRE readability tests and likewise found that both websites were above the sixth-grade reading level [23].
According to that study, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) website was written above the recommended sixth-grade readability level using the FKGL, FRE, GFS, CLI, and SMOG.
Readability test Formula Flesch-Kincaid FKGL = 0.39 (total words/total sentences) + 11.8 Grade Level (total syllables/total words) -15.59 Flesch Reading FRE = 206.835 -1.015 (total words/total sentences) Ease - 84.6 (total syllables/total words) Gunning-Fog GFI = 0.4 [(total words/total sentences) + 100 Score (complex words/total words)] Coleman-Liau CLI = 0.588L - 0.296S - 15.8 Index SMOG Index SMOG = 1.043 [square root of (number of complex words x 30/total sentences + 3.1291 Variables.
Analysis of readability of CUA PIMs grouped by anatomic disease site General Pediatric Bladder Prostate Sentences 49.9 46.6 52.6 55.9 Passive sentences(%) 33.8 30.6 26.7 31.9 Graphics 1.6 1.3 1.4 1.2 Words/ sentence 16.0 15.2 15.1 16.9 Characters/ word 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.0 FRES 47.9 49.8 44.8 48.4 FKGL 10.3 10.0 10.7 10.6 Infertility/ Kidney- Genitals p value sexual ureter function Sentences 51.7 53.7 50.1 0.83 Passive sentences(%) 26.7 34.6 29.0 0.67 Graphics 1.3 1.3 1.7 0.93 Words/ sentence 17.2 16.3 15.0 0.01 Characters/ word 5.3 5.0 5.1 0.33 FRES 40.1 48.8 47.5 0.55 FKGL 11.6 10.4 10.2 0.38 CUA: Canadian Urological Association; FKGL: Flesch Kincaid Grade Level; FRES: Flesch Reading Ease Score; PIM: patient information material.
Since FKGL was developed based on FRES, this project chose FRES as the primary measurement; although both FKGL and FRES have been checked.
After the readability statistics function of Word has been enabled, Microsoft Office 2010 can be used to measure the FRES and FKGL for each DJC's online privacy policy.
Finally a new window named "Readability Statistics" will be exhibited automatically and it will display the details including FRES, FKGL, Passive Voice Percent, etc.
Table 7 presents each DJC's FRES, FKGL, and Passive Voice Percent score based on the demonstration of IBM's privacy policy readability measurement and Table 2.