Journal article

Female urinary incontinence health information quality on the Internet: a multilingual evaluation

Ishani Saraswat, Robert Abouassaly, Peter Dwyer, Damien M Bolton, Nathan Lawrentschuk

International Urogynecology Journal | SPRINGER LONDON LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The quality of Internet information on female urinary incontinence is considered variable. No comprehensive analysis exists to support this. We compared the quality of current Internet information for common layperson terminology on female urinary incontinence across four Western languages and a comparative analysis of website sponsors. METHODS: World Health Organization Health on the Net (HON) principles may be applied to websites using an automated toolbar function. We used the Google search engine; 10,200 websites were identified using keywords related to female urinary incontinence and treatments in English, French, German and Spanish. The first 150 websites ..

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