Published on in Vol 22, No 6 (2020): June

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/15171, first published .
Spelling Errors and Shouting Capitalization Lead to Additive Penalties to Trustworthiness of Online Health Information: Randomized Experiment With Laypersons

Spelling Errors and Shouting Capitalization Lead to Additive Penalties to Trustworthiness of Online Health Information: Randomized Experiment With Laypersons

Spelling Errors and Shouting Capitalization Lead to Additive Penalties to Trustworthiness of Online Health Information: Randomized Experiment With Laypersons

Harry J Witchel 1, PhD;  Georgina A Thompson 1, BMBS;  Christopher I Jones 2, CSci, CStat, PhD;  Carina E I Westling 3, PhD;  Juan Romero 4;  Alessia Nicotra 4, MBBS, PhD, FRCP;  Bruno Maag 4, TGmeF, HFG;  Hugo D Critchley 1, MBChB, DPhil, FRCPsych

1 Department of Neuroscience, Brighton and Sussex Medical School , Brighton , GB

2 Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School , Brighton , GB

3 Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University , Bournemouth , GB

4 Dalton Maag Ltd , London , GB

Corresponding Author:

  • Harry J Witchel, PhD
  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • Trafford Centre for Medical Research
  • Brighton
  • GB
  • Phone: 44 1273 873 549
  • Email: h.witchel@bsms.ac.uk