Readability of online information about HPV Immunization.

08:00 EDT 19th July 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Readability of online information about HPV Immunization."

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is highly effective in preventing anogenital cancers, but vaccination rates in the United States remain low. In deciding whether to vaccinate their children, parents are increasingly using the internet to gather information. This study aimed to examine the level of readability of information on HPV vaccines written on 100 websites that were found via an internet search. To create the website sample, the first 50 websites from the search "HPV immunization" were recorded, followed by the first 50 non-duplicated websites from the search "Gardasil." The content of the sites was analyzed using established readability scales. Websites were compared based on keyword search and on whether they had a commercial or non-commercial URL extension. The majority of websites were found to have information of a difficult reading level. Websites with commercial URL extensions and websites found using the search "Gardasil" had higher mean readability scores. These results suggest that many parents may not understand the information currently presented on the internet and that interventions aimed at improving the readability of online information could help to increase parental approval of the vaccine.


Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics
ISSN: 2164-554X


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [7289 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Separating the Wheat From the Chaff: An Evaluation of Readability, Quality, and Accuracy of Online Health Information for Treatment of Peyronie's Disease.

To characterize available information about Peyronie's disease online and evaluate its readability, quality, accuracy, and respective associations with HONcode certification and website category.

Assessment of readability, quality and popularity of online information on ureteral stents.

To evaluate the quality and readability of online information on ureteral stents.

Readability of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation.

The purpose of this study was to examine the readability of published patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) designed for use in adult audiologic rehabilitation. The readability results were compar...

Internet Exposure Associated With Canadian Parents' Perception of Risk on Childhood Immunization: Cross-Sectional Study.

There is a large presence of provaccination and antivaccination content on the Internet. The Internet has been identified as an important source for parents to seek and share vaccine information. Ther...

Readability and quality of wikipedia pages on neurosurgical topics.

Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopedia with over 40 million articles, and generating 500 million visits per month. The aim of this study is to assess the readability and quality of Wikipedia pag...

Clinical Trials [2791 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Impact of Readability Improvements on the Comprehension of Written Information Given to Clinical Trial Patients: a RCT

The principle objective of this randomised controlled trial is to assess whether an improvement in lexico-syntactic readability combined with adherence to French recommendations for good p...

Evaluation of Readability of Consent Forms on the Understanding of the Information Received by Volunteers

Prior to the completion of biomedical research, any person undergoing it must receive a readable and intelligible information about this research, in order to give free and informed consen...

Targeting Cognitive Immunization in Depression

Research has shown that people suffering from MDD tend to maintain dysfunctional expectations despite experiences that disconfirm expectations. Recently, it has been shown that this persis...

Synchronized Immunization NotifiCations

Immunization is one of the most effective public health interventions. Yet, nationally coverage has consistently fallen short of national goals, and has remained for the most part stagnant...

Khushi Baby (KB): Novel Mobile Health Solution for Vaccination Record Keeping in India

This is a three arm cluster randomized controlled trial where the unit of randomization is the immunization camp. Immunization camps are the sole provider of vaccinations in our study are...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Supporting content or information, such as animation, datasets, multimedia files, video, movies, audio files, text files, or software, which is submitted for publication in an online journal or an online edition of a journal. This information may be referenced in the text of the article with a link to the supplementary data provided. CATALOG: do not use

A computerized biomedical bibliographic storage and retrieval system operated by the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE. MEDLARS stands for Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System, which was first introduced in 1964 and evolved into an online system in 1971 called MEDLINE (MEDLARS Online). As other online databases were developed, MEDLARS became the name of the entire NLM information system while MEDLINE became the name of the premier database. MEDLARS was used to produce the former printed Cumulated Index Medicus, and the printed monthly Index Medicus, until that publication ceased in December 2004.

Any immunization following a primary immunization and involving exposure to the same or a closely related antigen.

Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.

A secure online website that provides patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information via an Internet connection.

Quick Search


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topics

Public Health
Alternative Medicine Cleft Palate Complementary & Alternative Medicine Congenital Diseases Dentistry Ear Nose & Throat Food Safety Geriatrics Healthcare Hearing Medical Devices MRSA Muscular Dyst...

Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the cervix uteri or cervical area. Symptoms include vaginal bleeding, but may not present until later stages of the cancer. Cervical cancer can be treated using surgery (including local excision) in early stages...

Searches Linking to this Article