The quality of English-language websites offering falls-prevention advice to older members of the public and their families

Sarah H. Whitehead, Samuel R. Nyman, Freya Broaders, Dawn Skelton, Chris Todd

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Abstract

Falls among older people are a major public health issue. Increasing numbers of older people are accessing the internet for health-related information, including information on falls risk and prevention. However, we are aware of no study that has assessed the quality of such websites. Using techniques for conducting systematic literature reviews, we evaluated English-language websites offering falls-related advice to members of the public.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-65
Number of pages16
JournalHealth Informatics Journal
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • websites
  • health information
  • fall prevention
  • health advice

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