2012
DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082012000300014 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The honesty criterion differed significantly between sites, and the quality of information presented on health and medication websites showed significant differences, suggesting the need for a more systematic organization of these topics on the Internet.

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“…In addition, the lack of these features makes taking responsibility for the information provided unfeasible. These results are in agreement with other studies 15,34,35 . In contrast, Hirata et al 36 identified a description of the person responsible for 79.3% of the 4 Brazilian sites on coronary disease analysed.…”
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“…In addition, the lack of these features makes taking responsibility for the information provided unfeasible. These results are in agreement with other studies 15,34,35 . In contrast, Hirata et al 36 identified a description of the person responsible for 79.3% of the 4 Brazilian sites on coronary disease analysed.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
“…The absence of complete information about diseases and treatments can contribute to the incorrect use of drugs, placing patients' health at risk (Gondim et al, 2012). With the present results, the importance of evaluating and knowing the quality of the information conveyed on the Internet and accessed by individuals is emphasized, in an attempt to define quality standards, guaranteeing more excellent safety to users (Moretti et al, 2012;Ramos et al, 2020).…”
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“…Despite the problems linked to each of these, the last calls for attention, it is an increasing source of health self-care, including self-medication, with a big variety on quality of information among websites. Indeed, Gondim et al (2012) documented the generally poor quality of information about medicines on Brazilian websites.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning