J Korean Soc Med Inform.  1999 Mar;5(1):119-124.

Criteria for the websites in Korean with health information on the Internet

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, KonKuk University, Korea. nmkang@kcucc.kku.edu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Computer Science, KonKuk University, Korea.
  • 3Department of Biomedical Engineering KonKuk University, Korea.
  • 4Department of Food and Nutrition Chungbuk National University, Korea.

Abstract

Web sites on the internet are excellent information resources for the public consumers to gain health care knowledge. The potential benefits of the Internet health information are obvious. But the health information on the Internet could also result in potentially negative effects on the public consumers. Yet the quality of health information on the Internet is variable and difficult to assess. There is no rating criteria for quality assessment of the health information in the Web sites in Korean. 47 rating criteria for quality assessment of internet health information were selected and identified in this study. The 17 items were categorized to Reliability(5 items), Content( 7 items), Goal(2 items), Design and Technology(3 items). This 17-terms questionnaires is considered as commonly implementable criteria for health information in the Web sites in Korean. The consistency of the resulting criteria had been ensured by 4-professionals.

Keyword

health information; internet; rating criteria; quality assessment

MeSH Terms

Delivery of Health Care
Internet*
Surveys and Questionnaires
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