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Polycystic ovary syndrome: Double click and right check. What do patients learn from the Internet about PCOS?
Abstract Objective: To identify the websites most vObjective: To identify the websites most visited by patients regarding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and to evaluate the quality of information provided by these websites. Study design: We sought data regarding the popularity of sites providing information about PCOS regardless of the way the visitors reached the site. We then scrutinized the top sites for predefined quality check points to evaluate the quality of information provided, including Health on Net Foundation (HON) accreditation. Finally, we searched for the expansion of these sites in social networks (Facebook and Twitter). Results: Of the top 15 sites, 8 were HONcode certified. The mean performance of content presence for all sites was 7.33 (min = 4, max = 10, SD = 1.633). There was a moderate correlation of higher performance score with HON accreditation (R: 0.535, p < 0.05). Several sites have expanded in social media. None of the high-score sites has a page dedicated to PCOS. Conclusions: There exists a lack of HON accreditation in many sites and a wide variability in the quality of the information provided. In some cases, key elements of content, necessary for complete appreciation of PCOS, are missing. Official and high authority healthcare organisms should introduce themselves in the social media world. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Abstractsub Objective: To identify the websites most vObjective: To identify the websites most visited by patients regarding polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and to evaluate the quality of information provided by these websites. Study design: We sought data regarding the popularity of sites providing information about PCOS regardless of the way the visitors reached the site. We then scrutinized the top sites for predefined quality check points to evaluate the quality of information provided, including Health on Net Foundation (HON) accreditation. Finally, we searched for the expansion of these sites in social networks (Facebook and Twitter). Results: Of the top 15 sites, 8 were HONcode certified. The mean performance of content presence for all sites was 7.33 (min = 4, max = 10, SD = 1.633). There was a moderate correlation of higher performance score with HON accreditation (R: 0.535, p < 0.05). Several sites have expanded in social media. None of the high-score sites has a page dedicated to PCOS. Conclusions: There exists a lack of HON accreditation in many sites and a wide variability in the quality of the information provided. In some cases, key elements of content, necessary for complete appreciation of PCOS, are missing. Official and high authority healthcare organisms should introduce themselves in the social media world. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2012.03.028  +
Has author Mousiolis A. + , Michala L. + , Antsaklis A. +
Has extra keyword Accreditation + , Article + , Babycenter au + , Bibliographic database + , Bupa co uk + , Cardiovascular disease + , Diabetes mellitus + , Dyslipidemia + , Endometrium cancer + , Human + , Insulitelabs + , Internet + , Learning + , Mayo clinic + , Medical information + , Medicinenet + , Medline + , Netdoctor co uk + , Nhs + , Ovary polycystic disease + , Patient co uk + , Pcos support + , Pregnancy diabetes mellitus + , Priority journal + , Social media + , Social network + , Soulcyster + , Verity pcos uk + , Webmd + , Wikipedia + , Womenshealth + , Certification + , Female + , Humans + , Medical Informatics + , Patient Education as Topic + , Polycystic Ovary Syndrome + , Social Media +
Has keyword Internet + , Medical information quality + , Polycystic ovaries syndrome (PCOS) + , Social media +
Issn 3012115  +
Issue 1  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 43–46  +
Published in European Journal of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Biology +
Pubmed 22512829  +
Title Polycystic ovary syndrome: Double click and right check. What do patients learn from the Internet about PCOS? +
Type journal article  +
Volume 163  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 03:48:46  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without remote mirror parameter  + , Publications without archive mirror parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications without references parameter  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 03:48:46  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2012  +
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