Quality and Accuracy of Sexual Health Information Web Sites Visited by Young People Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We assessed online sexual health information quality and accuracy and the utility of web site quality indicators. In reviewing 177 sexual health web sites, we found below average quality but few inaccuracies. Web sites with the most technically complex information and/or controversial topics contained the most inaccuracies. We found no association between inaccurate information and web site quality.

authors

  • Walsh-Buhi, Eric
  • Buhi, Eric R
  • Daley, Ellen M
  • Oberne, Alison
  • Smith, Sarah A
  • Schneider, Tali
  • Fuhrmann, Hollie J

publication date

  • August 2010