Several previous studies on YouTube™ on urological field have already been published. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the quality information of YouTubeTM videos on testicular pain. Using Google Trends tool, the frequency of worldwide YouTubeTM and Google Search on testicular pain was examined from 2010 to 2020. The keywords “testicular pain”, “testicular ache” and “scrotal pain” were used on the YouTube platform and the first 100 YouTubeTM videos were analyzed for each one. The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) for Audiovisual (A/V) Materials, the DISCERN score and Misinformation tool were used to assess video quality. According to YouTube™ Search the mean relative frequency search for “testicular pain” ranged from 10.5 to 30.0%. According to GoogleTM Search it ranged from 73.7 to 91.0%, Of all 300 videos, 117 were eligible for the analysis. The median number of views, thumbs-up and thumbs-down was respectively: 47060 (interquartile range [IQR] = 6297.0–144188.0), 289 (IQR = 40–912) and 19 (IQR = 4–53). Of all videos, 68.4% and 31.6% were produced respectively by Medical Doctors and Other. The median PEMAT Actionability and Understandability scores were 66.7% and 66.7%, respectively. The median DISCERN score ranged from 1 to 5, with an overall median score of 3, defined from question 16. The median misinformation score ranged from 2 to 5. In conclusion, an increased interest on testicular pain was recorded on both YouTubeTM and Google search during the last decade. However, according to the quality assessment tools used, YouTube™ users cannot get trustful and exhaustive information on testicular pain. Therefore, authors with/without medical background should improve the quality of information on YouTube™ videos.

Testicular pain and youtube™: are uploaded videos a reliable source to get information? / Melchionna, A.; Colla Ruvolo, C.; Capece, M.; La Rocca, R.; Celentano, G.; Califano, G.; Creta, M.; Napolitano, L.; Morra, S.; Cilio, S.; Turco, C.; Caputo, V.; Longo, N.; Mirone, V.; Imbimbo, C.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH. - ISSN 0955-9930. - (2022). [10.1038/s41443-022-00536-w]

Testicular pain and youtube™: are uploaded videos a reliable source to get information?

Melchionna A.;Capece M.;La Rocca R.;Celentano G.;Califano G.;Creta M.;Napolitano L.;Morra S.;Cilio S.;Turco C.;Caputo V.;Longo N.;Mirone V.;Imbimbo C.
2022

Abstract

Several previous studies on YouTube™ on urological field have already been published. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the quality information of YouTubeTM videos on testicular pain. Using Google Trends tool, the frequency of worldwide YouTubeTM and Google Search on testicular pain was examined from 2010 to 2020. The keywords “testicular pain”, “testicular ache” and “scrotal pain” were used on the YouTube platform and the first 100 YouTubeTM videos were analyzed for each one. The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) for Audiovisual (A/V) Materials, the DISCERN score and Misinformation tool were used to assess video quality. According to YouTube™ Search the mean relative frequency search for “testicular pain” ranged from 10.5 to 30.0%. According to GoogleTM Search it ranged from 73.7 to 91.0%, Of all 300 videos, 117 were eligible for the analysis. The median number of views, thumbs-up and thumbs-down was respectively: 47060 (interquartile range [IQR] = 6297.0–144188.0), 289 (IQR = 40–912) and 19 (IQR = 4–53). Of all videos, 68.4% and 31.6% were produced respectively by Medical Doctors and Other. The median PEMAT Actionability and Understandability scores were 66.7% and 66.7%, respectively. The median DISCERN score ranged from 1 to 5, with an overall median score of 3, defined from question 16. The median misinformation score ranged from 2 to 5. In conclusion, an increased interest on testicular pain was recorded on both YouTubeTM and Google search during the last decade. However, according to the quality assessment tools used, YouTube™ users cannot get trustful and exhaustive information on testicular pain. Therefore, authors with/without medical background should improve the quality of information on YouTube™ videos.
2022
Testicular pain and youtube™: are uploaded videos a reliable source to get information? / Melchionna, A.; Colla Ruvolo, C.; Capece, M.; La Rocca, R.; Celentano, G.; Califano, G.; Creta, M.; Napolitano, L.; Morra, S.; Cilio, S.; Turco, C.; Caputo, V.; Longo, N.; Mirone, V.; Imbimbo, C.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH. - ISSN 0955-9930. - (2022). [10.1038/s41443-022-00536-w]
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