: Several previous studies on YouTubeTM information on medical topics have already been published. The current study aimed to evaluate the quality information of YouTubeTM videos on Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors (PDE5-is). A systematic search on YouTube™ was conducted using 30 keyword combinations. For each keyword's combination, the first 50 videos were recorded. The quality of videos on YouTube™ was assessed with Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool for audio-visual content (PEMAT A/V), DISCERN score and a specified created Misinformation tool. According to the selection criteria, 229 YouTube™ videos were suitable for the analyses. Videos were stratified according to the five main identified topics: sildenafil [n = 98; 42.79%] vs tadalafil [n = 50; 21.83%] vs vardenafil [n = 44;19.21%] vs avanafil [n = 17; 7.42%] vs PDE5-is in general [n = 20; 8.73%]. The median overall PEMAT A/V Understandability score and Actionability score were 55% (interquartile range [IQR]: 42-75) and 0% (IQR = 0-67), respectively. Specifically, according to our stratification, YouTube Videos on avanafil reached higher values of both Understandability and Actionability (72.7% and 66.7, respectively) in contrast to other categories. According to DISCERN tool, the total overall median score was 29.5 (IQR = 18-41). According to Misinformation scale, the item 1 ('sexual stimulation') harboured an overall median score of 2 (IQR = 1-2); the item 2 ('side effects') an overall median score of 2 (IQR = 1-3); the item 3 ('treatment choices') an overall median score of 1 (IQR = 1-2); the item 4 ('contraindications') an overall median score of 2 (IQR = 1-2). YouTube™ is a fast and open-access source for mass information. The overall quality of the PDE5-is contents provided is sadly unsatisfactory. Nowadays, YouTube™ cannot be recommended as a reliable source of information on PDE5-is.

The spreading information of YouTube videos on Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors: a worrisome picture from one of the most consulted internet source / Pezone, Gabriele; Collà Ruvolo, Claudia; Cilio, Simone; Fraia, Agostino; Di Mauro, Ernesto; Califano, Gianluigi; Passaro, Francesco; Creta, Massimiliano; Capece, Marco; La Rocca, Roberto; Celentano, Giuseppe; Morra, Simone; Di Bello, Francesco; Palmieri, Alessandro; Imbimbo, Ciro; Longo, Nicola. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH. - ISSN 0955-9930. - (2023). [10.1038/s41443-023-00762-w]

The spreading information of YouTube videos on Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors: a worrisome picture from one of the most consulted internet source

Pezone, Gabriele;Cilio, Simone;Fraia, Agostino;Di Mauro, Ernesto;Califano, Gianluigi;Passaro, Francesco;Creta, Massimiliano;Capece, Marco;La Rocca, Roberto;Celentano, Giuseppe;Morra, Simone;Di Bello, Francesco;Palmieri, Alessandro;Imbimbo, Ciro;Longo, Nicola
2023

Abstract

: Several previous studies on YouTubeTM information on medical topics have already been published. The current study aimed to evaluate the quality information of YouTubeTM videos on Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors (PDE5-is). A systematic search on YouTube™ was conducted using 30 keyword combinations. For each keyword's combination, the first 50 videos were recorded. The quality of videos on YouTube™ was assessed with Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool for audio-visual content (PEMAT A/V), DISCERN score and a specified created Misinformation tool. According to the selection criteria, 229 YouTube™ videos were suitable for the analyses. Videos were stratified according to the five main identified topics: sildenafil [n = 98; 42.79%] vs tadalafil [n = 50; 21.83%] vs vardenafil [n = 44;19.21%] vs avanafil [n = 17; 7.42%] vs PDE5-is in general [n = 20; 8.73%]. The median overall PEMAT A/V Understandability score and Actionability score were 55% (interquartile range [IQR]: 42-75) and 0% (IQR = 0-67), respectively. Specifically, according to our stratification, YouTube Videos on avanafil reached higher values of both Understandability and Actionability (72.7% and 66.7, respectively) in contrast to other categories. According to DISCERN tool, the total overall median score was 29.5 (IQR = 18-41). According to Misinformation scale, the item 1 ('sexual stimulation') harboured an overall median score of 2 (IQR = 1-2); the item 2 ('side effects') an overall median score of 2 (IQR = 1-3); the item 3 ('treatment choices') an overall median score of 1 (IQR = 1-2); the item 4 ('contraindications') an overall median score of 2 (IQR = 1-2). YouTube™ is a fast and open-access source for mass information. The overall quality of the PDE5-is contents provided is sadly unsatisfactory. Nowadays, YouTube™ cannot be recommended as a reliable source of information on PDE5-is.
2023
The spreading information of YouTube videos on Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors: a worrisome picture from one of the most consulted internet source / Pezone, Gabriele; Collà Ruvolo, Claudia; Cilio, Simone; Fraia, Agostino; Di Mauro, Ernesto; Califano, Gianluigi; Passaro, Francesco; Creta, Massimiliano; Capece, Marco; La Rocca, Roberto; Celentano, Giuseppe; Morra, Simone; Di Bello, Francesco; Palmieri, Alessandro; Imbimbo, Ciro; Longo, Nicola. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPOTENCE RESEARCH. - ISSN 0955-9930. - (2023). [10.1038/s41443-023-00762-w]
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