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Towards measuring warning readability

Marian Harbach, Sascha Fahl, Thomas Muders, Matthew Smith
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 ACM conference on Computer and communications security - CCS '12  
We present an initial exploration of the use of readability measures on the descriptive text of warning messages.  ...  In this poster, we investigate the application of readability measures to assess the difficulty of the descriptive text in warning messages.  ...  We will also investigate the specific properties of security warning texts, their role in readability for users and their suitability as a basis for warning readability measures.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2382196.2382301 dblp:conf/ccs/HarbachFMS12 fatcat:e46wpwzobjdjhm6za6l56nwcri

Safe patient transfer system with monitoring of location and vital signs

Kumiko Ohashi, Yosuke Kurihara, Kajiro Watanabe, Hiroshi Tanaka
2008 Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences  
This system consists of a small air-mat type pressure sensor measuring both heart rate and respiration rate and a wireless network transmitting these vital data as well as patient ID to an alerting system  ...  We consider that this study is another step toward realizing a smart medical space with security and safety.  ...  When apnea is detected, a red warning display appears and the system emits a warning alarm.  ... 
pmid:19845148 fatcat:fewszwh3d5cvbcjwubsimzugya

Page 163 of Maryland Historian Vol. 52, Issue 2 [page]

1957 Maryland Historian  
It is regretted that he has almost reversed this criticism by emphasizing detail and analysis over readability.  ...  Smith writes from a strong Jeffersonian bias which makes objec- tivity towards the Federalist viewpoint sometimes difficult of attainment.  ... 

Page 1407 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 84, Issue 3 [page]

1997 Psychological Abstracts  
Labels—Serials: 9582 Warnings [See Warning Labels] Water Intake—Serials: 6479, 6511, 7015, 7090 Water Transportation—Chapters: 10214 Watson (John Broadus)—Chapters: 5936 Weaning—Serials: 6510 Weapons—Serials  ...  9492, 9494 Wellness [See Health} West Indies [See Dominican Republic] Whiplash—Serials: 8677 Whistleblowing [See Informants] 6740, BRIEF SUBJECT INDEX White Betz A B Scale [See Nonprojective Personality Measures  ... 

A brief measure of reactance to health warnings

Marissa G. Hall, Paschal Sheeran, Seth M. Noar, Kurt M. Ribisl, Marcella H. Boynton, Noel T. Brewer
2017 Journal of behavioral medicine  
We sought to develop and validate a brief Reactance to Health Warnings Scale (RHWS).  ...  The scale correlated with higher trait reactance and exposure to pictorial warnings, supporting its convergent validity.  ...  Readability is the reading grade level of the message, calcluated as an average of five readability scores, obtained from readability-score.com.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10865-016-9821-z pmid:28120228 pmcid:PMC5458745 fatcat:uts26alyzbad3k45q745kbltu4

Page 46 of Canadian Personnel and Industrial Relations Journal Vol. 4, Issue 3 [page]

1957 Canadian Personnel and Industrial Relations Journal  
Following these guideposts, the supervisor's answer will go far towards “solving the problem” raised by the grievant.  ...  Did the supervisor seek to correct them by appropriate disciplin- ary measures? These questions man- agement’s representatives must be pre- pared to answer.  ... 

Page 446 of The American Economic Review Vol. 35, Issue 3 [page]

1945 The American Economic Review  
Both men in their growing years were witnesses of the steady advance of totalitarian measures on the continent, culminating in the Hitler régime, and they warn the westem democracies against recent trends  ...  Yet the case for free enterprise versus socialism has nowhere been more ably and readably stated in brief compass.  ... 

Page 2666 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 85, Issue 6 [page]

1998 Psychological Abstracts  
An additional duty, to warn and protect endangered third parties, will likely increase as cost-containment measures curtail the length of hospitalization.  ...  More readable forms increased Ss’ impressions of the therapist's expertness and the form's helpful- ness.  ... 

The readability of paediatric patient information materials: Are families satisfied with our handouts and brochures?

Erik Nathan Swartz
2010 Paediatrics & child health  
Cronbach's alpha was calculated to be 0.990, single measures ICC 0.931 and average class ICC 0.990, indicating extremely high internal reliability/consistency among the different readability tests.  ...  CONCluSiONS: While many readability formulas are available, the high internal reliability/consistency among them indicates that only one formula needs to be used to assess readability (eg, the Flesch-Kincaid  ...  Our efforts might be better directed toward increasing our clients' reading abilities rather than improving our information material's readability.  ... 
doi:10.1093/pch/15.8.509 pmid:21966236 pmcid:PMC2952517 fatcat:nc4gpojli5el7haft3xigfojbe

Page 982 of Psychological Abstracts Vol. 90, Issue 3 [page]

2003 Psychological Abstracts  
Signs [See Warnings] Warnings—Serials: 5805, 5992, 7007, 8658 Water Intake—Serials: 6356 Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Serials: 5776 Weight (Body) [See Body Weight} Weight Control—Serials:  ...  Theory [See Object Relations] Winter Depression [See Seasonal Affective Disorder] Withdrawal (Defense Mechanism)—Serials: 6829 Withdrawal (Drug) [See Drug Withdrawal] Within Subjects Design [See Repeated Measures  ... 

Page 36 of Labor Law Journal Vol. 7, Issue 1 [page]

1956 Labor Law Journal  
readable Following these guideposts, the super- visor’s answer will go far towards “solving the problem” raised by the grievant.  ...  Did the supervisor seek to correct them by appropriate disci- plinary measures? These questions manage ment’s representatives must be prepared to answer.  ... 

Page 36 of Labor Law Journal Vol. 7, Issue 1 [page]

1956 Labor Law Journal  
which the employee’s griev- ance raises. readable those Following these guideposts, the super- visor’s answer will go far towards “solving the problem” raised by the grievant.  ...  Did the supervisor seek to correct them by appropriate disci- plinary measures? ment’s representatives must be prepared to answer.  ... 

Page 446 of The Month Vol. 107, Issue 502 [page]

1906 The Month  
Mathieson is chiefly concerned rarely lend themselves to brilliant writing, no one can fail to find this volume extremely readable.  ...  Many, indeed, and gross were the tares that grew up with the wheat, but true philosophy as well as true religion warns us to “let both grow together till the harvest.”  ... 

Electrophysiological Correlates of Processing Warning Signs With Different Background Colors: An Event-Related Potentials Investigation

Jingpeng Yuan, Zhipeng Song, Ying Hu, Huijian Fu, Xiao Liu, Jun Bian
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
explicitly attend to the warning signs.  ...  Warning signs with three different background colors (i.e., white, yellow, and blue) were used in the experiment.  ...  Colored warning labels are regarded as more readable and more hazardous than black-and-white warning labels (Braun et al., 1995) .  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.648871 pmid:33959078 pmcid:PMC8093406 fatcat:vhc6prhdfrhoje536qw2bs7y2i

Does the Requirement of Readability Testing Improve Package Leaflets? Evaluation of the 100 Most Frequently Prescribed Drugs in Germany Marketed before 2005 and First Time in 2007 or After

Beate Beime, Klaus Menges
2012 Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Open Access  
Conclusions: The new European legislation in force by the end of 2005 induced a trend towards better usable PLs. On the average, however, this effect is barely recognisable.  ...  PLs on the market since 2007 show a trend towards improvement when compared with products marketed before 2005. This effect was even more pronounced with the 23 PLs tested as required.  ...  Disclosure Diapharm is a service provider conducting readability user testings for the pharmaceutical industry. None of the PLs in the sample had been written, edited or tested by Diapharm.  ... 
doi:10.4172/2167-7689.1000102 fatcat:b57i3csedzao7clewiibsmxr6e
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