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An empirical examination of the use of Easy Read health information in health consultations involving patients with intellectual disabilities

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An empirical examination of the use of Easy Read health information in health consultations involving patients with intellectual disabilities. / Chinn, Deborah.

In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, 01.09.2019.

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Chinn, D 2019, 'An empirical examination of the use of Easy Read health information in health consultations involving patients with intellectual disabilities', JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12657

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Chinn, D. (2019). An empirical examination of the use of Easy Read health information in health consultations involving patients with intellectual disabilities. JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12657

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Chinn D. An empirical examination of the use of Easy Read health information in health consultations involving patients with intellectual disabilities. JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. 2019 Sep 1. https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12657

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Chinn, Deborah. / An empirical examination of the use of Easy Read health information in health consultations involving patients with intellectual disabilities. In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES. 2019.

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