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Transparency and readability assessments of childhood obesity websites

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dc.contributor.author O'Neal, Pamela K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-19T21:47:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-19T21:47:51Z
dc.date.issued 2009-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation O'Neal, Pamela K. (2009). Transparency and Readability Assessments of Childhood Obesity Websites . In Proceedings: 5th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 144-145 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/2267
dc.description Paper presented to the 5th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, May 1, 2009. en_US
dc.description Research completed at the Elliott School of Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.description.abstract Currently, there are over 25 million U.S. children who are overweight or obese [1 & 2]. Approximately 113 million or 80% of adult Americans regularly seek health information on the Internet [3]. Parents whose children are diagnosed as overweight or obese may look to the Internet for information about how best to manage this critical health issue. The quality of the information they receive may at times be misleading or inaccurate [4]. By examining websites containing information about obese and overweight children and confirming if the content meets standards set forth by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department (U.S.H.H.S.), the transparency of childhood obesity websites can be determined. Parents who obtain information about their child's health from websites need to know (1) the identity of the site's sponsor, (2) the purpose of the site, (3)information sources utilized, (4) privacy policy, (5) if the site is evaluated and (6) how it is updated [5]. To assess the transparency and clarity of websites containing information about the management of childhood obesity, 52 websites were examined to indicate the extent to which they followed the six criteria en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wichita State University. Graduate School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries GRASP en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.5 en_US
dc.title Transparency and readability assessments of childhood obesity websites en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US

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