Comparing Google With A Focused Diabetes Search Engine
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01080976|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 5, 2010
Results First Posted : February 7, 2018
Last Update Posted : February 7, 2018
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.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||10 participants|
|Official Title:||Comparing Google With A Focused Diabetes Search Engine|
|Study Start Date :||March 2010|
|Primary Completion Date :||September 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||September 2010|
|Primary Care Physicians|
- 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.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01080976
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Brookline, Massachusetts, United States, 02446|
|Principal Investigator:||Charles Safran, MD||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|