결핵에 대한 인터넷 건강정보 관련 웹사이트 평가
시효정*1), 이재현1), 정선주1), 주기중1), 박희준1), 윤경일2), 김윤년2)
1)Health Care Information and Technology Center, Keimyung Univ
2)Department of Medical Informatics, School of Medicine, Keimy
Abstract : Considering the increasing trend of the tuberculosis Tuberculosis cases, this study attempted to evaluate the quality of web sites that provide information on Tuberculosis. Using 'N' search engine, 41 sites providing Tuberculosis information were searched. The 41 sites were initially screened based on the quality of information on symptom and cure of Tuberculosis, availability of medical consultant, e-mail address of site administrator, site map and search functions. The screen process was performed by 1 nurse and 1 medical record specialist. Five sites were selected for further evaluation. The evaluation was processed using health wet site evaluation tool developed by Chung and Park (2000). The site A scored highest with 43 points and the site D scored lowest with 19 points, in the 60 points full score evaluation. The score of purposefulness factor and appropriateness factor were high compared to the scores of other factors. On the other hand, the score of external link item in appropriateness factor, and the score of last update date item in authoritativeness factor were relatively low. The quality of the web sites providing the health information on the Internet should be evaluated with valid tools that are developed by experts and reflects the opinion of final user. By doing so, the web sits can be a useful health information source for the end users. keyword : Tuberculosis, Health Information, Web Evaluation
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