Are video sharing web sites a useful source of information on hypertension?

@article{Kumar2014AreVS,
  title={Are video sharing web sites a useful source of information on hypertension?},
  author={Nilay Kumar and A Shekhar Pandey and Anand Venkatraman and Neetika Garg},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={481-90}
}
Hypertension (HTN) is a prevalent and growing public health problem in the United States and worldwide. Video sharing Web sites such as YouTube could potentially influence patient behaviors via properties of interpersonal and mass media communication. We conducted this cross-sectional study to assess the accuracy and content of YouTube videos on HTN and understand how viewers interact with this online information. We analyzed 209 videos (31.57 hours) of which 63% were classified as useful, 33… CONTINUE READING
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