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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4679

Title: Conceptual Framework for a New Tool for Evaluating the Quality of Diabetes Consumer-Information Web Sites
Authors: Seidman, Joshua J
Steinwachs, Donald
Rubin, Haya R
Keywords: Original Paper
information management/standards
medical informatics/standards
quality of health care
Issue Date: 27-Nov-2003
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: Joshua J Seidman, Donald Steinwachs, Haya R Rubin. Conceptual Framework for a New Tool for Evaluating the Quality of Diabetes Consumer-Information Web Sites. J Med Internet Res 2003;5(4):e29 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/2003/4/e29/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/2003/4/e29/ ] Background: Most existing tools for measuring the quality of Internet health information focus almost exclusively on structural criteria or other proxies for quality of information, rather than evaluating information accuracy and comprehensiveness. Objective: This research sought to build a conceptual framework that could lay the groundwork for a robust performance-measurement system for evaluating the quality of Internet health information. Methods: Application of the quality-of-care measurement paradigm to developing a conceptual framework for defining and evaluating the quality of diabetes consumer-information Web sites. Results: Performance measures related to accuracy and comprehensiveness of information can be added to structural criteria to provide a more-robust approach to Web site evaluation. Conclusions: The development and implementation of a reliable and valid method for evaluating the quality of Internet health sites could provide lay people with a tool to identify useful content more easily and distinguish between beneficial and misleading information.
Description: Reviewer: Glasgow, Russell E
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4679
ISSN: 1438-8871
Other Identifiers: doi:10.2196/jmir.5.4.e29
Rights: Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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