Readability user tests

Readability user tests in English, German and all other official European Union languages

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Packungsbeilage mit winziger Schrift und einer darüber gehaltenen Lupe


Bridging of package inserts for all approval procedures

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Die London Tower Bridge als Symbol für ein Bridging von zwei oder mehren Packungsbeilagen


Layout and design for any kind of medical information

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Medical writing

Creation and optimisation of each type of medical information

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Usability tests

Correct use of application devices

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Planning, coordination, realisation and evaluation

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We create and design comprehensible and concise patient information leaflets and other medical information for Europe, USA and Canada; as well as conducting readability user tests and usability tests.

In providing this service, we apply our extensive and multi-layered study portfolio to medicinal and healthcare issues; the efficacy of which has been confirmed by numerous publications.

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Typographic changes in package leaflets of the European Union based on the example of German versions between 2005 and 2015

A randomly selected sample of all German package leaflets investigated in 2005 was reanalyzed in 2015 for different important and predefined typographic subjects.

The 138 package leaflets revisited in 2015 showed significant increases in word count (average 2551 words), font size (1.43 mm x-height, 2.0 mm cap-height), line spacing (3.13 mm), use of text attributes (for example, lists in 94.2% and bold print in 83.2% package leaflet’s body text), use of light-condensed or condensed font (34.1%), and use of portrait format (81.9%) (p ≤0.015). Otherwise, line length significantly decreased to on average 62.6 characters per line (p = 0.012) and the classes of fonts used remained almost unchanged.

To achieve any further increase of package leaflet font size and other typographic improvements, a significant decrease in text volume is essential. To this end, replacing the current 840-word QRD template with a compressed 200-word version would allow optimisation of typography in all package leaflets, without deleting information essential for patients or incurring any unfavourable format increase. (Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science)

Last update: 03.05.2022

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