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Comparing Google With A Focused Diabetes Search Engine

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01080976
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 5, 2010
Results First Posted : February 7, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Charles Safran, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

March 3, 2010
March 5, 2010
March 27, 2017
February 7, 2018
February 7, 2018
March 2010
September 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Website Ranking [ Time Frame: Immediate ]
    Primary care and diabetes clinicians' preference in a set of webpage search results on a visual analog scale (1-100) with 1 being the lowest preference and 100 being the highest. Rankings based on qualitative measures, such as perceived clinical relevance, perceived accuracy of content, and perceived timeliness of content.
  • Search Engine Preference [ Time Frame: Immediate ]
    Based on the results of primary outcome 1 (Website Ranking), preference for search engine was measured qualitatively between Google and Health-on-the-Net.
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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
  • Diabetologists
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Completed
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September 2010
September 2010   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • physician, informatician, diabetologist

Exclusion Criteria:

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Child, Adult, Senior
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United States
 
 
NCT01080976
2009P000356
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Charles Safran, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Charles Safran, MD Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
February 2018