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Reliability and Quality of Korean YouTube Gout Education Videos

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J Korean Med Sci. 2021 Nov 22;36(45):e303. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e303.


BACKGROUND: YouTube has become an increasingly popular educational tool and an important source of health care information. We investigated the reliability and quality of information in Korean language YouTube videos on gout.

METHODS: We performed a comprehensive electronic search on April 2, 2021, using the following keywords: ‘gout’, ‘acute gout’, ‘gouty arthritis’, ‘gout treatment’ and ‘gout attack’ – and identified 140 videos in the Korean language. Two rheumatologists then classified the videos into three groups: “useful”, “misleading” and “personal experience”. Reliability was determined using a five-item questionnaire modified from the DISCERN validation tool, and overall quality scores were based on the Global Quality Scale (GQS).

RESULTS: Of the 140 identified videos, 105 (75.0%), 29 (20.7%) and 6 (4.3%) were classified as ‘helpful’, ‘misleading’ and ‘personal experience’, respectively. Most of the videos in the “helpful” group were created by rheumatologists (70.5%). The average DISCERN and GQS scores of the “useful” group (3.3 ± 1.0 and 3.8 ± 0.7) were higher than those of the “misleading” groups (0.9 ± 1.0 and 1.9 ± 0.6) and “personal experience” (0.8 ± 1.2 and 2.0 ± 0.8) (P

CONCLUSION: About 75% of YouTube videos containing gout educational material were helpful; however, we observed some inaccuracies in the medical information provided. Healthcare professionals should closely monitor media content and actively participate in the development of videos that provide accurate medical information.

PMID:34811977 | DOI: 10.3346/jkms.2021.36.e303