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Assessments of YouTube® information about asthma Volume 14, issue 7, Septembre 2018

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Université de Nantes, Département de Médecine Générale, 1 rue Gaston Veil - BP 53508 44035 Nantes Cedex 1
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  • Key words: information, asthma, recording, videotape, World Wide Web
  • DOI : 10.1684/med.2018.354
  • Page(s) : 325-8
  • Published in: 2018

Health information that French people can find on the Internet is poorly reported. This study evaluated asthma information on YouTube®. One hundred YouTube® videos are about asthma were analyzed according to a score of 30 items. A point was awarded or withdrawn depending on whether the information was correct or dangerous. Ratings ranged from –3 to 17 with an average of 4.4 out of 30. Thirteen videos received negative points. YouTube® videos analyzed were poor in scientific information. Some of them contained potentially dangerous information. After this work, an information video on asthma was produced.