Gastric cancer-related information on the Internet: incomplete, poorly accessible, and overly commercial.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/204634
Title:
Gastric cancer-related information on the Internet: incomplete, poorly accessible, and overly commercial.
Authors:
Killeen, Shane; Hennessey, Arthur; El Hassan, Yahear; Killeen, Kelvin; Clarke, Nick; Murray, Kevin; Waldron, Brian
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland. sdfkilleen@eircom.net
Citation:
Gastric cancer-related information on the Internet: incomplete, poorly accessible, and overly commercial. 2011, 201 (2):171-8 Am. J. Surg.
Journal:
American journal of surgery
Issue Date:
Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/204634
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.12.015
PubMed ID:
20851373
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002961010001339
Abstract:
Patients increasingly use the Internet for gastric cancer information. However, the quality of the information is questionable. We evaluated the accuracy, completeness, accessibility, reliability, and readability of gastric cancer websites.; The Internet was searched for the terms "gastric cancer" or "stomach cancer" using general search engines. Websites were evaluated for completeness (CS) and accuracy (AS) using predefined quality appraisal instruments (QAIs), reliability using an integrity score (IS), readability using the Flesch-Kincaid (FK) grade level, and accessibility using automated accessibility appraisal tools. Site sponsor and the presence of quality labels were noted.; Fifty-one websites were evaluated. The mean CS was 100.3 (SD ±44.9), AS was 107.22 (SD ±47.9), IS was 15.3 (SD ±3.7), and the mean readability grade level was 10.4 (SD ±2.5). Only 5 websites had the minimum mandatory basic accessibility. Commercial sites and sites with quality labels had significantly more accessibility violations.; Internet gastric cancer information is overtly commercial, generally incomplete, and poorly accessible.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Commerce; Comprehension; Humans; Information Dissemination; Internet; Patient Education as Topic; Search Engine; Stomach Neoplasms
ISSN:
1879-1883

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKilleen, Shaneen
dc.contributor.authorHennessey, Arthuren
dc.contributor.authorEl Hassan, Yahearen
dc.contributor.authorKilleen, Kelvinen
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Nicken
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Kevinen
dc.contributor.authorWaldron, Brianen
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-25T10:17:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-25T10:17:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-
dc.identifier.citationGastric cancer-related information on the Internet: incomplete, poorly accessible, and overly commercial. 2011, 201 (2):171-8 Am. J. Surg.en
dc.identifier.issn1879-1883-
dc.identifier.pmid20851373-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.amjsurg.2009.12.015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/204634-
dc.description.abstractPatients increasingly use the Internet for gastric cancer information. However, the quality of the information is questionable. We evaluated the accuracy, completeness, accessibility, reliability, and readability of gastric cancer websites.-
dc.description.abstractThe Internet was searched for the terms "gastric cancer" or "stomach cancer" using general search engines. Websites were evaluated for completeness (CS) and accuracy (AS) using predefined quality appraisal instruments (QAIs), reliability using an integrity score (IS), readability using the Flesch-Kincaid (FK) grade level, and accessibility using automated accessibility appraisal tools. Site sponsor and the presence of quality labels were noted.-
dc.description.abstractFifty-one websites were evaluated. The mean CS was 100.3 (SD ±44.9), AS was 107.22 (SD ±47.9), IS was 15.3 (SD ±3.7), and the mean readability grade level was 10.4 (SD ±2.5). Only 5 websites had the minimum mandatory basic accessibility. Commercial sites and sites with quality labels had significantly more accessibility violations.-
dc.description.abstractInternet gastric cancer information is overtly commercial, generally incomplete, and poorly accessible.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002961010001339en
dc.subject.meshCommerce-
dc.subject.meshComprehension-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInformation Dissemination-
dc.subject.meshInternet-
dc.subject.meshPatient Education as Topic-
dc.subject.meshSearch Engine-
dc.subject.meshStomach Neoplasms-
dc.titleGastric cancer-related information on the Internet: incomplete, poorly accessible, and overly commercial.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland. sdfkilleen@eircom.neten
dc.identifier.journalAmerican journal of surgeryen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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