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Prostate Cancer on the Web—Expedient Tool for Patients’ Decision-Making?

Borgmann, Hendrik, Wölm, Jan-Henning, Vallo, Stefan, Mager, Rene, Huber, Johannes , Breyer, Johannes, Salem, Johannes, Loeb, Stacy , Haferkamp, Axel and Tsaur, Igor (2017) Prostate Cancer on the Web—Expedient Tool for Patients’ Decision-Making? Journal of Cancer Education 32 (1), pp. 135-140.

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Other URL: http://doi.org/10.1007/s13187-015-0891-3


Many patients diagnosed with cancer search for health information on the Web. We aimed to assess the quality and reliability of online health information on prostate cancer. Google, Yahoo, and Bing were searched for the term "prostate cancer." After selecting the most frequented websites, quality was measured by DISCERN score, JAMA benchmark criteria, and presence of HONcode certification. ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Urologie
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Keywords:HEALTH INFORMATION; MEDICAL INFORMATION; INTERNET; QUALITY; Prostatic neoplasms; Internet; Consumer health information; Health services research; Decision making
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:38669
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