Comparing Google With A Focused Diabetes Search Engine

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01080976
First received: March 3, 2010
Last updated: June 3, 2010
Last verified: March 2010

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Comparing Google With A Focused Diabetes Search Engine
Comparing Google With A Focused Diabetes Search Engine

Abstract Diabetes behavior can be influenced by patients exploring diabetes topics that may lack scientific credibility. The question this study examines is whether a Google or Health on the Net (HON) internet search, presents websites that would incline a more or less likely recommendation to patients ? A preliminary trial suggests that referrers recommend websites based on rules that may prioritize website source over content. This study will qualitatively assess the rules that participants use in deciding which websites are more suitable than others.

Method The investigators will inject a diabetes related search term into a HON and a Google search engine. The top 5 mutually exclusive websites from each search engine will be presented to 5 people from three groups stratified across endocrinologists, informaticians and PCPs. Participants will rank the websites and then identify the rules that they applied to reach their decision.

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Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Primary Care Physicians, Informaticians, Diabetologists

Diabetes
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  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Informaticians
  • Diabetologists
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • physician, informatician, diabetologist

Exclusion Criteria:

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Both
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Contact: Shane R Reti, MBChB 617 278 8152 Emailhon@selectpost.com
Contact: Michael Tierney, MD 617 278 8152 mjtierne@bidmc.harvard.edu
United States
 
NCT01080976
2009-P-000356
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Dr Charles Safran, Division Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Study Director: Shane Reti, MBChB Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
March 2010

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