publication . Article . 2017

Lyme Disease and YouTubeTM: A Cross-Sectional Study of Video Contents

Basch, Corey H.; Mullican, Lindsay A.; Boone, Kwanza D.; Yin, Jingjing; Berdnik, Alyssa; Eremeeva, Marina E.; Fung, Isaac Chun-Hai;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2017 Journal: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives, volume 8, pages 289-292 (eissn: 2233-6052, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: E-Tree Publishing
Abstract
Objectives Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease. People seek health information on Lyme disease from YouTubeTM videos. In this study, we investigated if the contents of Lyme disease-related YouTubeTM videos varied by their sources. Methods Most viewed English YouTubeTM videos (n = 100) were identified and manually coded for contents and sources. Results Within the sample, 40 videos were consumer-generated, 31 were internet-based news, 16 were professional, and 13 were TV news. Compared with consumer-generated videos, TV news videos were more likely to mention celebrities (odds ratio [OR], 10.57; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.13–52.58), prevention...
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free text keywords: LYME, Health communication, Cross-sectional study, Lyme disease, medicine.disease, medicine, Internet privacy, business.industry, business, Disease, Health information, Family medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Social media, Brief Report

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publication . Article . 2017

Lyme Disease and YouTubeTM: A Cross-Sectional Study of Video Contents

Basch, Corey H.; Mullican, Lindsay A.; Boone, Kwanza D.; Yin, Jingjing; Berdnik, Alyssa; Eremeeva, Marina E.; Fung, Isaac Chun-Hai;