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How high is the quality of the videos about children’s elbow fractures on Youtube?

J Orthop Surg Res. 2023 Mar 3;18(1):166. doi: 10.1186/s13018-023-03648-1.


OBJECTIVE: Pediatric elbow fractures are children’s most common fractures. People use the internet to get information about their illnesses and also to search for treatment options. Videos uploaded to Youtube do not go through the review process. The aim of our study is to determine the quality of videos related to child elbow fractures on Youtube.

MATERIAL METHOD: The study was carried out with the data obtained from the video-sharing site on 01.12.2022. Pediatric elbow fractures are written in the search engine section. Information about the number of views of the videos, upload date, view rate (number of views per day), number of comments, number of likes and dislikes, duration, whether they contain animation and the publishing source were evaluated. The videos are divided into 5 groups according to their sources: medical society/non-profit organization, physician, healthrelated website, university/academic, and patient/independent user/other. The quality of the videos was evaluated using the Global Quality Scale (GQS). All videos have been evaluated by 2 researchers.

RESULTS: In the study, 50 videos were included. In the statistical evaluation, no significant correlation was found between the modified discern score and GQS found by both researchers, and the number of views, the rate of views, comments, likes and dislikes, video duration and VPI. In addition, when the GQS and modified discern scores were compared according to the source of the video, it was found that the patient/independent user/other group scores were lower numerically, but there was no statistically significant difference in comparison.

CONCLUSION: Most of the videos about child elbow fractures have been uploaded by healthcare professionals. Therefore, we concluded that the videos are quite informative in terms of accurate information and quality content.

PMID:36869361 | DOI:10.1186/s13018-023-03648-1

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