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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500021/thoracic-surgery-information-on-the-internet-a-multilingual-quality-assessment
#1
Myles Davaris, Stephen Barnett, Robert Abouassaly, Nathan Lawrentschuk
BACKGROUND: Previous data suggest that quality of Internet information regarding surgical conditions and their treatments is variable. However, no comprehensive analysis of website quality exists for thoracic surgery. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify website quality in a multilingual setting using an international standard for assessment. METHODS: Health On the Net (HON) principles may be applied to websites using an automated toolbar function...
May 12, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473305/quality-of-social-media-and-web-based-information-regarding-inappropriate-nuclear-cardiac-stress-testing-and-the-choosing-wisely-campaign-a-cross-sectional-study
#2
David E Winchester, Diana Baxter, Merry J Markham, Rebecca J Beyth
BACKGROUND: The World Wide Web and social media provide the public with access to medical information unlike any other time in human history. However, the quality of content related to cardiac stress testing is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to evaluate the quality of content on the Internet relating to the use of cardiac nuclear stress testing and the Choosing Wisely campaign. METHODS: We searched the World Wide Web, Google Video (including YouTube), and Twitter for information relating to these two topics...
May 4, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336507/planking-or-the-lying-down-game-two-case-reports
#3
Stefania Barbieri, Paolo Feltracco, Luca Omizzolo, Rossella Snenghi, Rafi El Mazloum, Gianna Vettore, Mauro Bergamini, Armando Stefanati, Daniele Donato, Cecilia Ferronato, Francesco Maria Avato, Alberto Tredese, Rosa Maria Gaudio
BACKGROUND: The monitoring and management of risks regarding children and young people admitted to the emergency department as a result of dangerous behaviors distributed via the Internet should be based on clinical reasoning and knowledge about these social media-related phenomena. Here we examine 2 cases of teenagers who reported severe injuries while performing the "planking" craze, a challenge that consists in lying face-down stiffly like a board on any kind of surface. OBJECTIVE: Our objective is to examine and describe the Internet craze called planking, also known as the "lying-down game," through 2 case reports from our experience, enriching this study with information gained through discussions with secondary school teenagers...
March 23, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336506/using-ehealth-technologies-interests-preferences-and-concerns-of-older-adults
#4
Patrick Ware, Susan J Bartlett, Guy Paré, Iphigenia Symeonidis, Cara Tannenbaum, Gillian Bartlett, Lise Poissant, Sara Ahmed
BACKGROUND: The Internet and eHealth technologies represent new opportunities for managing health. Age, sex, socioeconomic status, and current technology use are some of the known factors that influence individuals' uptake of eHealth; however, relatively little is known about facilitators and barriers to eHealth uptake specific to older adults, particularly as they relate to their experiences in accessing health care. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to explore the interests, preferences, and concerns of older adults in using the Internet and eHealth technologies for managing their health in relation to their experiences with the current health care system...
March 23, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274908/assessing-the-performance-of-a-modified-lace-index-lace-rt-to-predict-unplanned-readmission-after-discharge-in-a-community-teaching-hospital
#5
Christo El Morr, Liane Ginsburg, Seungree Nam, Susan Woollard
BACKGROUND: The LACE index was designed to predict early death or unplanned readmission after discharge from hospital to the community. However, implementing the LACE tool in real time in a teaching hospital required practical unavoidable modifications. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to validate the implementation of a modified LACE index (LACE-rt) and test its ability to predict readmission risk using data in a hospital setting. METHODS: Data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information's Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), the National Ambulatory Care Reporting System (NACRS), and the hospital electronic medical record for one large community hospital in Toronto, Canada, were used in this study...
March 8, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073738/evaluating-youtube-as-a-source-of-patient-education-on-the-role-of-the-hospitalist-a-cross-sectional-study
#6
Tamer Hudali, Muralidhar Papireddy, Mukul Bhattarai, Alan Deckard, Susan Hingle
BACKGROUND: Hospital medicine is a relatively new specialty field, dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. YouTube is one of the most frequently used websites, offering access to a gamut of videos from self-produced to professionally made. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to determine the adequacy of YouTube as an effective means to define and depict the role of hospitalists. METHODS: YouTube was searched on November 17, 2014, using the following search words: "hospitalist," "hospitalist definition," "what is the role of a hospitalist," "define hospitalist," and "who is a hospitalist...
January 10, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769954/online-health-information-regarding-male-infertility-an-evaluation-of-readability-suitability-and-quality
#7
Stephanie Robins, Helena J Barr, Rachel Idelson, Sylvie Lambert, Phyllis Zelkowitz
BACKGROUND: Many men lack knowledge about male infertility, and this may have consequences for their reproductive and general health. Men may prefer to seek health information online, but these sources of information vary in quality. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine if online sources of information regarding male infertility are readable, suitable, and of appropriate quality for Internet users in the general population. METHODS: This study used a cross-sectional design to evaluate online sources resulting from search engine queries...
October 21, 2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573588/japanese-consumer-perceptions-of-genetically-modified-food-findings-from-an-international-comparative-study
#8
Keiko Komoto, Sawako Okamoto, Miki Hamada, Naoya Obana, Mami Samori, Tomoaki Imamura
BACKGROUND: Reports of food-related incidents, such as cows infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (2001) and the Fukushima nuclear accident (2011), engendered significant fear among Japanese consumers and led to multiple farmer suicides, even when no actual health damage occurred. The growing availability of genetically modified (GM) food is occurring against this backdrop of concern about food safety. Consumers need information to assess risk and make informed purchasing decisions...
August 29, 2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562540/adopting-quality-criteria-for-websites-providing-medical-information-about-rare-diseases
#9
Frédéric Pauer, Jens Göbel, Holger Storf, Svenja Litzkendorf, Ana Babac, Martin Frank, Verena Lührs, Franziska Schauer, Jörg Schmidtke, Lisa Biehl, Thomas Of Wagner, Frank Ückert, Johann-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg, Tobias Hartz
BACKGROUND: The European Union considers diseases to be rare when they affect less than 5 in 10,000 people. It is estimated that there are between 5000 and 8000 different rare diseases. Consistent with this diversity, the quality of information available on the Web varies considerably. Thus, quality criteria for websites about rare diseases are needed. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to generate a catalog of quality criteria suitable for rare diseases...
August 25, 2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267624/media-use-by-children-and-parents-views-on-children-s-media-usage
#10
Meltem Dinleyici, Kursat Bora Carman, Emel Ozturk, Figen Sahin-Dagli
BACKGROUND: New (mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, and social media) and traditional media (television) have come to dominate the lives of many children and adolescents. Despite all of this media time and new technology, many parents seem to have few rules regarding the use of media by their children and adolescents. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate media access/use of children and to evaluate beliefs and attitudes of parents concerning the use of old and new media in Turkey...
June 7, 2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27091674/youtube-videos-to-create-a-virtual-hospital-experience-for-hip-and-knee-replacement-patients-to-decrease-preoperative-anxiety-a-randomized-trial
#11
Mary I O'Connor, Katharyn Brennan, Shari Kazmerchak, Jason Pratt
BACKGROUND: With declining reimbursement to health care systems, face-to-face time between patients and providers to optimize preoperative education and counseling may be challenging. OBJECTIVE: Because high patient anxiety prior to surgery has been linked to more severe and persistent pain after joint replacement surgery, the Orthopedic Surgery Department at Mayo Clinic in Florida created a playlist of 16 YouTube videos aimed at creating a virtual hospital experience for primary total hip and knee joint replacement patients...
April 18, 2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26746977/designing-an-electronic-patient-management-system-for-multiple-sclerosis-building-a-next-generation-multiple-sclerosis-documentation-system
#12
Raimar Kern, Rocco Haase, Judith Christina Eisele, Katja Thomas, Tjalf Ziemssen
BACKGROUND: Technologies like electronic health records or telemedicine devices support the rapid mediation of health information and clinical data independent of time and location between patients and their physicians as well as among health care professionals. Today, every part of the treatment process from diagnosis, treatment selection, and application to patient education and long-term care may be enhanced by a quality-assured implementation of health information technology (HIT) that also takes data security standards and concerns into account...
January 8, 2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27443680/evaluation-of-web-based-consumer-medication-information-content-and-usability-of-4-australian-websites
#13
Magdalena Z Raban, Amina Tariq, Lauren Richardson, Mary Byrne, Maureen Robinson, Ling Li, Johanna I Westbrook, Melissa T Baysari
BACKGROUND: Medication is the most common intervention in health care, and written medication information can affect consumers' medication-related behavior. Research has shown that a large proportion of Australians search for medication information on the Internet. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the medication information content, based on consumer medication information needs, and usability of 4 Australian health websites: Better Health Channel, myDr, healthdirect, and NPS MedicineWise ...
2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27417304/internet-use-for-searching-information-on-medicines-and-disease-a-community-pharmacy-based-survey-among-adult-pharmacy-customers
#14
Simona Lombardo, Marco Cosentino
BACKGROUND: The Internet is increasingly used as a source of health-related information, and a vast majority of Internet users are performing health-related searches in the United States and Europe, with wide differences among countries. Health information searching behavior on the Internet is affected by multiple factors, including demographics, socioeconomic factors, education, employment, attitudes toward the Internet, and health conditions, and their knowledge may help to promote a safer use of the Internet...
2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342008/relationship-of-buckling-and-knee-injury-to-pain-exacerbation-in-knee-osteoarthritis-a-web-based-case-crossover-study
#15
Isabelle Zobel, Tahereh Erfani, Kim L Bennell, Joanna Makovey, Ben Metcalf, Jian Sheng Chen, Lyn March, Yuqing Zhang, Felix Eckstein, David J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most frequent causes of limited mobility and diminished quality of life. Pain is the main symptom that drives individuals with knee OA to seek medical care and a recognized antecedent to disability and eventually joint replacement. Evidence shows that patients with symptomatic OA experience fluctuations in pain severity. Mechanical insults to the knee such as injury and buckling may contribute to pain exacerbation. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine whether knee injury and buckling (giving way) are triggers for exacerbation of pain in persons with symptomatic knee OA...
2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27323871/relationship-between-difficulties-in-daily-activities-and-falling-loco-check-as-a-self-assessment-of-fall-risk
#16
Manabu Akahane, Akie Maeyashiki, Shingo Yoshihara, Yasuhito Tanaka, Tomoaki Imamura
BACKGROUND: People aged 65 years or older accounted for 25.1% of the Japanese population in 2013, and this characterizes the country as a "super-aging society." With increased aging, fall-related injuries are becoming important in Japan, because such injuries underlie the necessity for nursing care services. If people could evaluate their risk of falling using a simple self-check test, they would be able to take preventive measures such as exercise, muscle training, walking with a cane, or renovation of their surroundings to remove impediments...
2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27317159/quality-of-web-based-information-for-the-10-most-common-fractures
#17
Muzammil Memon, Lydia Ginsberg, Nicole Simunovic, Bill Ristevski, Mohit Bhandari, Ydo Vincent Kleinlugtenbelt
BACKGROUND: In today's technologically advanced world, 75% of patients have used Google to search for health information. As a result, health care professionals fear that patients may be misinformed. Currently, there is a paucity of data on the quality and readability of Web-based health information on fractures. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we assessed the quality and readability of Web-based health information related to the 10 most common fractures. METHODS: Using the Google search engine, we assessed websites from the first results page for the 10 most common fractures using lay search terms...
2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27226146/ehealth-literacy-in-the-quest-of-the-contributing-factors
#18
Sofia Xesfingi, Athanassios Vozikis
BACKGROUND: Understanding the factors that influence eHealth in a country is particularly important for health policy decision makers and the health care market, as it provides critical information to develop targeted and tailored interventions for relevant patient-consumer segments, and further suggests appropriate strategies for training the health illiterate part of the population. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to assess the eHealth literacy level of Greek citizens, using the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS), and further explore the factors that shape it and are associated with it...
2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27222494/evaluating-the-quality-of-website-information-of-private-practice-clinics-offering-cell-therapies-in-japan
#19
Hidenori Kashihara, Takeo Nakayama, Taichi Hatta, Naomi Takahashi, Misao Fujita
BACKGROUND: Although the safety and effectiveness of stem cell therapies are yet to be proven, recent studies show that such therapies are being advertised with some questionable marketing techniques to effect positive portrayal of the therapies on the webpages of private-practice clinics to sell their therapies worldwide. In such context, those clinics communicate directly with consumers (patients and their family members) via the clinics' websites. Meanwhile, the Health Science Council at the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan has pointed out noncompliance of some local clinics with the provisions concerning medical advertising in the Medical Care Act in the past...
2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27185210/an-observational-study-to-evaluate-the-usability-and-intent-to-adopt-an-artificial-intelligence-powered-medication-reconciliation-tool
#20
Ju Long, Michael Juntao Yuan, Robina Poonawala
BACKGROUND: Medication reconciliation (the process of creating an accurate list of all medications a patient is taking) is a widely practiced procedure to reduce medication errors. It is mandated by the Joint Commission and reimbursed by Medicare. Yet, in practice, medication reconciliation is often not effective owing to knowledge gaps in the team. A promising approach to improve medication reconciliation is to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) decision support tools into the process to engage patients and bridge the knowledge gap...
2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
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