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J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2017;14(1):31. English. Brief Communication. https://doi.org/10.3352/jeehp.2017.14.31
Ramos-Rincón JM , Belinchón-Romero I , Sánchez-Ferrer F , Torre GM , Harris M , Sánchez-Fernández J .
Department of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, Sant Joan d'Alacant Campus, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Elche, Spain. jose.ramosr@goumh.umh.es
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Sant Joan d'Alacant Campus, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Elche, Spain.
Innovation and Teaching Support Service, Elche Campus, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Elche, Spain.
Independent Researcher, Valencia, Spain.
Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate the performance and reach of YouTube videos on physical examinations made by Spanish university students. We analyzed performance metrics for 4 videos on physical examinations in Spanish that were created by medical students at Miguel Hernández University (Elche, Spain) and are available on YouTube, on the following topics: the head and neck (7:30), the cardiovascular system (7:38), the respiratory system (13:54), and the abdomen (11:10). We used the Analytics application offered by the YouTube platform to analyze the reach of the videos from the upload date (February 17, 2015) to July 28, 2017 (2 years, 5 months, and 11 days). The total number of views, length of watch-time, and the mean view duration for the 4 videos were, respectively: 164,403 views (mean, 41,101 views; range, 12,389 to 94,573 views), 425,888 minutes (mean, 106,472 minutes; range, 37,889 to 172,840 minutes), and 2:56 minutes (range, 1:49 to 4:03 minutes). Mexico was the most frequent playback location, followed by Spain, Colombia, and Venezuela. Uruguay, Ecuador, Mexico, and Puerto Rico had the most views per 100,000 population. Spanish-language tutorials are an alternative tool for teaching physical examination skills to students whose first language is not English. The videos were especially popular in Uruguay, Ecuador, and Mexico.

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