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Is the YouTube™ an useful source of information on oral leukoplakia?
Oral Dis. 2019 Nov; 25(8):1897-1905.OD

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

YouTube™ has become a widely used source of health information. This cross-sectional study aimed to analyze the quality of English language videos on oral leukoplakia available on YouTube™.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

A YouTube™ search for oral leukoplakia was performed, leading to 1,690 videos. The first 100 results were examined for exclusion criteria, yielding 28 videos. The source, duration, views, likes, and dislikes of each video were recorded. Two oral medicine residents scored the videos for visibility, popularity, quality, utility, and reliability.

RESULTS

Videos were categorized into two groups: independent users or company advertisements (n = 21) and professional organizations or government agencies (n = 5). Analysis showed that, in general, videos were of low quality, usefulness, and reliability. Higher quality videos had more likes (p < .05, Mann-Whitney test). More reliable videos received more likes and presented a higher viewing rate and interaction index (p < .05, Mann-Whitney test).

CONCLUSIONS

There are few high-quality videos about oral leukoplakia on YouTube™. Oral medicine professionals and students should attempt to correct this deficit, as they are the holders of evidence-based knowledge and clinical experience.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Oral Pathology Department, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.Department of Oral Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA/UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.Telehealth Rio Grande do Sul, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.Telehealth Rio Grande do Sul, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.Oral Pathology Department, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Department of Oral Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA/UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.Oral Pathology Department, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Department of Oral Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA/UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.Oral Pathology Department, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Department of Oral Medicine, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre (HCPA/UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Telehealth Rio Grande do Sul, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31332880

Citation

Kovalski, Luan Nathiel Santana, et al. "Is the YouTube™ an Useful Source of Information On Oral Leukoplakia?" Oral Diseases, vol. 25, no. 8, 2019, pp. 1897-1905.
Kovalski LNS, Cardoso FB, D'Avila OP, et al. Is the YouTube™ an useful source of information on oral leukoplakia? Oral Dis. 2019;25(8):1897-1905.
Kovalski, L. N. S., Cardoso, F. B., D'Avila, O. P., Corrêa, A. P. B., Martins, M. A. T., Martins, M. D., & Carrard, V. C. (2019). Is the YouTube™ an useful source of information on oral leukoplakia? Oral Diseases, 25(8), 1897-1905. https://doi.org/10.1111/odi.13161
Kovalski LNS, et al. Is the YouTube™ an Useful Source of Information On Oral Leukoplakia. Oral Dis. 2019;25(8):1897-1905. PubMed PMID: 31332880.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Is the YouTube™ an useful source of information on oral leukoplakia? AU - Kovalski,Luan Nathiel Santana, AU - Cardoso,Fernanda Brochier, AU - D'Avila,Otávio Pereira, AU - Corrêa,Ana Paula Borngräber, AU - Martins,Marco Antonio Trevizani, AU - Martins,Manoela Domingues, AU - Carrard,Vinicius Coelho, Y1 - 2019/10/09/ PY - 2019/04/10/received PY - 2019/06/25/revised PY - 2019/07/11/accepted PY - 2019/7/25/pubmed PY - 2020/1/1/medline PY - 2019/7/24/entrez KW - YouTube KW - analysis KW - oral leukoplakia SP - 1897 EP - 1905 JF - Oral diseases JO - Oral Dis VL - 25 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVES: YouTube™ has become a widely used source of health information. This cross-sectional study aimed to analyze the quality of English language videos on oral leukoplakia available on YouTube™. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A YouTube™ search for oral leukoplakia was performed, leading to 1,690 videos. The first 100 results were examined for exclusion criteria, yielding 28 videos. The source, duration, views, likes, and dislikes of each video were recorded. Two oral medicine residents scored the videos for visibility, popularity, quality, utility, and reliability. RESULTS: Videos were categorized into two groups: independent users or company advertisements (n = 21) and professional organizations or government agencies (n = 5). Analysis showed that, in general, videos were of low quality, usefulness, and reliability. Higher quality videos had more likes (p < .05, Mann-Whitney test). More reliable videos received more likes and presented a higher viewing rate and interaction index (p < .05, Mann-Whitney test). CONCLUSIONS: There are few high-quality videos about oral leukoplakia on YouTube™. Oral medicine professionals and students should attempt to correct this deficit, as they are the holders of evidence-based knowledge and clinical experience. SN - 1601-0825 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31332880/Is_the_YouTube™_an_useful_source_of_information_on_oral_leukoplakia L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/odi.13161 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -