Published on in Vol 14, No 3 (2012): May-Jun

Using Internet Search Engines to Obtain Medical Information: A Comparative Study

Using Internet Search Engines to Obtain Medical Information: A Comparative Study

Using Internet Search Engines to Obtain Medical Information: A Comparative Study

Journals

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  5. Poon J, Gjorgjievski M, Moga I, Ristevski B. Quality and Accuracy of Information Available on Websites for Distracted Driving: Qualitative Analysis. Interactive Journal of Medical Research 2019;8(4):e16154 View
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  8. Bernard S, Cooke T, Cole T, Hachani L, Bernard J. Quality and readability of online information about type 2 diabetes and nutrition. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants 2018;31(11):41 View
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  12. Ng M, Smith R, Wickramesinghe N, Smart P, Lawrentschuk N. Health on the Net: Do Website Searches Return Reliable Health Information on Hemorrhoids and Their Treatment?. International Surgery 2017;102(5-6):216 View
  13. Martinez-Millana A, Fernandez-Llatas C, Basagoiti Bilbao I, Traver Salcedo M, Traver Salcedo V. Evaluating the Social Media Performance of Hospitals in Spain: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017;19(5):e181 View
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  15. Yeap C, Slack-Smith L. Internet information on child oral health and the first dental visit. Australian Dental Journal 2013;58(3):278 View
  16. Kalichman S, Kegler C. Vaccine-Related Internet Search Activity Predicts H1N1 and HPV Vaccine Coverage: Implications for Vaccine Acceptance. Journal of Health Communication 2015;20(3):259 View
  17. Rossi-Fedele G, Musu D, Cotti E, Doğramacı E. Root Canal Treatment versus Single-Tooth Implant: A Systematic Review of Internet Content. Journal of Endodontics 2016;42(6):846 View
  18. Ferreira G, Traeger A, Machado G, O'Keeffe M, Maher C. Credibility, Accuracy, and Comprehensiveness of Internet-Based Information About Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2019;21(5):e13357 View
  19. Hwang Y, Oh M, Jang G, Lee T, Park C, Ahn J, Yoon Y. Identifying the common genetic networks of ADR (adverse drug reaction) clusters and developing an ADR classification model. Molecular BioSystems 2017;13(9):1788 View
  20. Bediang G, Stoll B, Geissbuhler A, Klohn A, Stuckelberger A, Nko’o S, Chastonay P. Computer literacy and E-learning perception in Cameroon: the case of Yaounde Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. BMC Medical Education 2013;13(1) View
  21. Peterlein C, Bosch M, Timmesfeld N, Fuchs-Winkelmann S. Parental internet search in the field of pediatric orthopedics. European Journal of Pediatrics 2019;178(6):929 View
  22. Boyd S, Moore L, Gilchrist M, Costelloe C, Castro-Sánchez E, Franklin B, Holmes A. Obtaining antibiotics online from within the UK: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2017;72(5):1521 View
  23. Ansari M, Hamzehei R, Valizadeh-Haghi S. Persian language health websites on Ebola disease: less credible than you think?. Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association 2020;95(1) View
  24. Smith S, Smallwood E, Sereda M, Adams B, Hoare D. The Content and Quality of Information About Hyperacusis Presented Online. American Journal of Audiology 2020;29(3S):623 View
  25. Palotti J, Hanbury A, Müller H, Kahn C. How users search and what they search for in the medical domain. Information Retrieval Journal 2016;19(1-2):189 View
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  29. Oey C, Livas C. The informative value and design of orthodontic practice websites in The Netherlands. Progress in Orthodontics 2020;21(1) View
  30. Ávila de Tomás J, Justel F, Beijinho do Rosario R. El e-paciente. FMC - Formación Médica Continuada en Atención Primaria 2013;20(10):602 View
  31. Siddhanamatha H, Heung E, Lopez-Olivo M, Abdel-Wahab N, Ojeda-Prias A, Willcockson I, Leong A, Suarez-Almazor M. Quality assessment of websites providing educational content for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2017;46(6):715 View
  32. Wurzer P, Parvizi D, Lumenta D, Giretzlehner M, Branski L, Finnerty C, Herndon D, Tuca A, Rappl T, Smolle C, Kamolz L. Smartphone applications in burns. Burns 2015;41(5):977 View
  33. Lewis J, Snyder M, Hyatt-Knorr H. Marking 15 years of the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. Translational Science of Rare Diseases 2017;2(1-2):77 View
  34. Heap J, Dezfuli B, Bennett D, Chapman E, DeSilva G. The Internet as a Source of Information for De Quervain's Tendinitis. HAND 2015;10(1):131 View
  35. Cheah M, Sarmiento S, Bernatowicz E, Rosson G, Cooney C. Online Patient Resources for Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2020;84(4):346 View
  36. Ileanu B, Ausloos M, Herteliu C, Cristescu M. Intriguing behavior when testing the impact of quotation marks usage in Google search results. Quality & Quantity 2019;53(5):2507 View
  37. Kanthawala S, Vermeesch A, Given B, Huh J. Answers to Health Questions: Internet Search Results Versus Online Health Community Responses. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2016;18(4):e95 View
  38. Zheng X, Chen J, Xie T, Xia Z, Loo W, Lao L, You J, Yang J, Tsui K, Mo F, Gao F. Relationship between Chinese medicine dietary patterns and the incidence of breast cancer in Chinese women in Hong Kong: a retrospective cross-sectional survey. Chinese Medicine 2017;12(1) View
  39. Andrenucci A, Dalianis H, Velupillai S. Knowledge patterns for online health portal development. Health Informatics Journal 2019;25(4):1779 View
  40. Blomberg K, Eriksson M, Böö R, Grönlund Å. Using a Facebook Forum to Cope With Narcolepsy After Pandemrix Vaccination: Infodemiology Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2019;21(4):e11419 View
  41. Farkas C, Solodiuk L, Taddio A, Franck L, Berberich F, LoChiatto J, Solodiuk J. Publicly Available Online Educational Videos Regarding Pediatric Needle Pain. The Clinical Journal of Pain 2015;31(6):591 View
  42. Ayers J, Althouse B, Allem J, Rosenquist J, Ford D. Seasonality in Seeking Mental Health Information on Google. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2013;44(5):520 View
  43. Jung E, Walsh-Childers K, Kim H. Factors influencing the perceived credibility of diet-nutrition information web sites. Computers in Human Behavior 2016;58:37 View
  44. Tsay M, Wu T, Tseng L, Jadhao S. Completeness and overlap in open access systems: Search engines, aggregate institutional repositories and physics-related open sources. PLOS ONE 2017;12(12):e0189751 View
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  46. Syrmis M, Frederiksen N, Reilly C. Characterisation of information Hospitals Provide Parents on Tube Feeding, Including Tube Weaning. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 2019;44:e91 View
  47. Allam A, Schulz P, Nakamoto K. The Impact of Search Engine Selection and Sorting Criteria on Vaccination Beliefs and Attitudes: Two Experiments Manipulating Google Output. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2014;16(4):e100 View
  48. Gilmartin C, Vo-Tran T, Leung L. Complementary medicines in pregnancy: recommendations and information sources of healthcare professionals in Australia. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2018;40(2):421 View
  49. Miguéns-Vila R, Ledesma-Ludi Y, Rodríguez-Lozano F, Varela-Centelles P, Seoane-Romero J, Castelo-Baz P. Disparities between English and Spanish in readability of online endodontic information for laypeople. The Journal of the American Dental Association 2018;149(11):960 View
  50. Enayati P, Sobhanian Kafshgarkolaee P, Nadi Ghara A, Rafaiee R. Evaluation of Quality of Websites Related to Sexaholics Anonymous: Improvement of Online Patient Education in High Risk Sexual Behaviors. International Journal of High Risk Behaviors and Addiction 2020;9(1) View
  51. Coughler C, M Burke S, Cardy J. Analysis of the quality of online resources for parents of children who are late to talk. Autism & Developmental Language Impairments 2020;5:239694152091794 View
  52. LaValley S, Kiviniemi M, Gage-Bouchard E. Where people look for online health information. Health Information & Libraries Journal 2017;34(2):146 View
  53. Noll-Hussong M. Whiplash Syndrome Reloaded: Digital Echoes of Whiplash Syndrome in the European Internet Search Engine Context. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 2017;3(1):e15 View
  54. Wozney L, Radomski A, Newton A. The Gobbledygook in Online Parent-Focused Information about Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Health Communication 2018;33(6):710 View
  55. Newby R, Brodribb W, Ware R, Davies P. Internet Use by First-Time Mothers for Infant Feeding Support. Journal of Human Lactation 2015;31(3):416 View
  56. Unkel J, Haim M. Googling Politics: Parties, Sources, and Issue Ownerships on Google in the 2017 German Federal Election Campaign. Social Science Computer Review 2019:089443931988163 View
  57. Terry J, Davies A, Williams C, Tait S, Condon L. Improving the digital literacy competence of nursing and midwifery students: A qualitative study of the experiences of NICE student champions. Nurse Education in Practice 2019;34:192 View
  58. Blackmur J, Clement R, Brady R, Oliver C. Surgical training 2.0: How contemporary developments in information technology can augment surgical training. The Surgeon 2013;11(2):105 View
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  60. Monteiro J, Richter S. The process of developing a content analysis study to evaluate the quality of breastfeeding information on the Internet-based media. Methodological Innovations 2019;12(2):205979911986328 View
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Books/Policy Documents

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  2. Bhaskar P, Buzzi M, Geraci F, Pellegrini M. Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics. View