Evaluating Health-Related Web Sites

Authors

  • Lisa N. Pealer,

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      Lisa N. Pealer, MHSE, Doctoral Student and Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Health Science Education, P.O. Box 118210, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.

  • Steve M. Dorman

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      Steve M. Dorman, PhD, MPH, FASHA, Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Science Education, P.O. Box 118210, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.


Abstract

ABSTRACT: A growing concern has emerged for the quality of health-related documents contained on the World Wide Web. Increased use of the World Wide Web by consumers and health education professionals, as well as ease of Web page publication, has heightened the need for criteria in Web page construction and evaluation. This article reviews and discusses elements to consider in Web page construction and evaluation, and provides a form to assist in assessment.

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