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Asthma videos on YouTube rated poor source of patient education

YouTube videos are a poor source of health care asthma education and often feature alternative treatments, according to research presented at the American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.


“Up to 65% of patients with asthma actually use the Internet as a source of information,” Alexei Gonzalez-Estrada, MD, an allergist/immunologist at Cleveland Clinic, reported. “YouTube is the third most used tool on the Web, with up to 2 million views per day.”

Gonzalez-Estrada and colleagues sought to determine the educational quality of asthma YouTube videos by searching for the keyword “asthma” on YouTube from June 4-8, 2014, and included the 200 most-viewed videos in the study. Video sources were categorized into five groups, and content also was categorized. Only videos in English that were shorter than 20 minutes and had good visual quality were included.

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What Patients Need to Know About Mobile and Digital Healthcare Technology

What Patients Need to Know About Mobile and Digital Healthcare Technology | Patient Education | Scoop.it

To understand just how far mobile and digital technology can truly influence progress in global healthcare, we first need to form the foundation of the discussion with a few rudimentary facts.


  1. Clinical research ("a branch of medical science in human beings") is critical to healthcare.
  2. All patients are human beings.
  3. All stakeholders are current or potential patients.
  4. All stakeholders therefore have a vested interest in progression of healthcare.

Our current healthcare model is evolving, slowly but surely. How this progression is defined, and how mobile and digital technology can help to speed this along, will be explored in this article.

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Why patient education needs a gender specific approach. – Foundry Healthcare

Why patient education needs a gender specific approach. – Foundry Healthcare | Patient Education | Scoop.it
rch findings chime with numerous other studies: Beating Bowel Cancer recently reported that 23% of men had never spoken to a friend or relative about cancer, while 50% of men never examined themselves for symptoms of testicular cancer. And we know also that men are still far less likely to visit their GP, averaging just four times per year compared to six for women.

The advertising industry has long recognised that men and women have different motivational triggers and many have adapted their copy and approach a
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