Web Sites for Postpartum Depression: Convenient, Frustrating, Incomplete, and Misleading

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161367
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Web Sites for Postpartum Depression: Convenient, Frustrating, Incomplete, and Misleading
Abstract:
Web Sites for Postpartum Depression: Convenient, Frustrating, Incomplete, and Misleading
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Summers, Audra, BSN, RN
Contact Address:SON, 555 S. Floyd, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA
About 6 million Americans go online each day in search of health information (Fox & Raine, 2002). However, the accuracy and completeness of the health information varies by site. The purpose of this descriptive study was to evaluate the content and the technology of web sites providing information on postpartum depression, a disorder that affects 13% of childbearing women (O’Hara and Swain, 1996). The theoretical frameworks used were the Technology Assessment Model (U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, 1982) and the Information Search Process (Kuhlthau, 1996). Eleven search engines were queried using the words “Postpartum Depression”, and the first ten sites listed were reviewed. Of the 36 unique web sites found, 34 were available. Of those 34, only 5 web sites provided >75% correct responses to questions that summarized the current state of the science of postpartum depression. In addition, there were many problems with the technology of web sites providing information on postpartum depression. Sites were not interactive, few used graphics or most modern technology, sites were not updated regularly, and little attention was given to cultural values related to postpartum depression. A web portal for postpartum depression is recommended that meets the needs of consumers with accurate and current information using technology that enhances learning.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWeb Sites for Postpartum Depression: Convenient, Frustrating, Incomplete, and Misleadingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161367-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Web Sites for Postpartum Depression: Convenient, Frustrating, Incomplete, and Misleading</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Summers, Audra, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 555 S. Floyd, Louisville, KY, 40292, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">About 6 million Americans go online each day in search of health information (Fox &amp; Raine, 2002). However, the accuracy and completeness of the health information varies by site. The purpose of this descriptive study was to evaluate the content and the technology of web sites providing information on postpartum depression, a disorder that affects 13% of childbearing women (O&rsquo;Hara and Swain, 1996). The theoretical frameworks used were the Technology Assessment Model (U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, 1982) and the Information Search Process (Kuhlthau, 1996). Eleven search engines were queried using the words &ldquo;Postpartum Depression&rdquo;, and the first ten sites listed were reviewed. Of the 36 unique web sites found, 34 were available. Of those 34, only 5 web sites provided &gt;75% correct responses to questions that summarized the current state of the science of postpartum depression. In addition, there were many problems with the technology of web sites providing information on postpartum depression. Sites were not interactive, few used graphics or most modern technology, sites were not updated regularly, and little attention was given to cultural values related to postpartum depression. A web portal for postpartum depression is recommended that meets the needs of consumers with accurate and current information using technology that enhances learning. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:20:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:20:13Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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