How well do patient education materials for Clostridium difficile infection score? A systematic evaluation

  • Caroline Zellmer
  • Peggy Zimdars
  • Sarah Parker
  • Nasia Safdar University of Wisconsin


Patient education and engagement is key to prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI). The suitability of accessible patient education materials on CDI is uncertain. We undertook a systematic assessment of available materials for patient education on CDI using a certified evaluation tool, the Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT). We found that available materials received low marks on the PEMAT.
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