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Category : Patient Education

ABSTRACT: Practice improvement, part II: update on patient communication technologies

Patient portals (ie, secure web-based services for patient health record access) and secure messaging to health care professionals are gaining popularity slowly. Advantages of web portals include timely communication and instruction, access to appointments and other services, and high patient satisfaction. Limitations include inappropriate use, security considerations, organizational costs, and

ABSTRACT: Social media’s role in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery: informing clinicians, empowering patients

With the increasing availability of the Internet in the United States, patients are more frequently seeking medical information online. Oftentimes, the medical information that patients find on traditional websites is unreliable. It is a physician's duty to ensure that patients are being educated properly. Providing sound medical information through social

ABSTRACT: Health Literacy, Cognitive Ability, and Functional Health Status among Older Adults

OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether previously noted associations between health literacy and functional health status might be explained by cognitive function. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Health Literacy and Cognition in Older Adults ("LitCog," prospective study funded by National Institute on Aging). Data presented are from interviews conducted among 784 adults, ages 55-74 years receiving care

Is Content Really King? An Objective Analysis of the Public’s Response to Medical Videos on YouTube

Medical educators and patients are turning to YouTube to teach and learn about medical conditions. These videos are from authors whose credibility cannot be verified & are not peer reviewed. As a result, studies that have analyzed the educational content of YouTube have reported dismal results. These studies have been

Educating the Patient for Health Care Communication in the Age of the World Wide Web: A Qualitative Study

PURPOSE: Communication skills teaching in medical education has yet to acknowledge the impact of the Internet on physician-patient communication. The authors present a conceptual model showing the variables influencing how and to what extent physicians and patients discuss Internet-sourced health information as part of the consultation with the purpose of educating

ABSTRACT: Effectiveness of YouTube as a Source of Medical Information on Heart Transplantation

BACKGROUND: In this digital era, there is a growing tendency to use the popular Internet site YouTube as a new electronic-learning (e-learning) means for continuing medical education. Heart transplantation (HTx) remains the most viable option for patients with end-stage heart failure or severe coronary artery disease. There are plenty of freely

ABSTRACT: YouTube and inflammatory bowel disease

Background and aims Nearly half of all patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) use the Internet as a source of information for their disease. We analyzed the source, content and accuracy of IBD videos found on YouTube - one of the most popular websites in the United States - and

MANUSCRIPT: Misleading health-related information promoted through video-based social media: anorexia on YouTube.

INTRODUCTION: The amount of information being uploaded onto social video platforms, such as YouTube, Vimeo, and Veoh, continues to spiral, making it increasingly difficult to discern reliable health information from misleading content. There are thousands of YouTube videos promoting misleading information about anorexia (eg, anorexia as a healthy lifestyle). OBJECTIVE: The aim of

ABSTRACT: Web 2.0 chronic disease self-management for older adults: a systematic review.

BACKGROUND: Participatory Web 2.0 interventions promote collaboration to support chronic disease self-management. Growth in Web 2.0 interventions has led to the emergence of e-patient communication tools that enable older adults to (1) locate and share disease management information and (2) receive interactive healthcare advice. The evolution of older e-patients contributing to

ABSTRACT: The presentation of seizures and epilepsy in YouTube videos.

We evaluated videos on the social media website, YouTube, containing references to seizures and epilepsy. Of 100 videos, 28% contained an ictal event, and 25% featured a person with epilepsy recounting his or her personal experience. Videos most commonly fell into categories of Personal Experience/Anecdotal (44%) and Informative/Educational (38%). Fifty-one