Quality of web-based information on bipolar disorder

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serval:BIB_F9886DEE60C4
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Quality of web-based information on bipolar disorder
Journal
Journal of affective disorders
Author(s)
Morel V., Chatton A., Cochand S., Zullino D., Khazaal Y.
ISSN
0165-0327
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
110
Number
3
Pages
265-269
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate web-based information on bipolar disorder and to assess particular content quality indicators. METHODS: Two keywords, "bipolar disorder" and "manic depressive illness" were entered into popular World Wide Web search engines. Websites were assessed with a standardized proforma designed to rate sites on the basis of accountability, presentation, interactivity, readability and content quality. "Health on the Net" (HON) quality label, and DISCERN scale scores were used to verify their efficiency as quality indicators. RESULTS: Of the 80 websites identified, 34 were included. Based on outcome measures, the content quality of the sites turned-out to be good. Content quality of web sites dealing with bipolar disorder is significantly explained by readability, accountability and interactivity as well as a global score. CONCLUSIONS: The overall content quality of the studied bipolar disorder websites is good.
Keywords
Bipolar Disorder, Humans, Information Dissemination, Internet, Mental Health Services, Questionnaires
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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02/03/2009 10:55
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20/08/2019 17:25
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