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Accuracy of Metacomprehension Judgements on Health Related Texts

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Work in progress oral presentation delivered at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2020, April 2021.
Abstract: We are regularly presented with information regarding our health in written form. Being able to understand such texts is critical in making well-informed decisions. Unfortunately, our perceptions of text comprehension may not closely reflect the reality of our understanding. Previous research suggests that the ability to discriminate between information understood well, from that which is not, varies considerably between individuals, and is on average surprisingly poor. However, previous research suffers from methodological and analytical shortcomings, limiting its generalisability. This research project aims address these issues and, in doing so, explore whether judgements of comprehension are predictive of assessed comprehension on health-related texts, and how individual differences relate to variation in this relationship. Two studies are presented and results to date discussed.

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TitleInternational Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2020