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Learning electrocardiogram on YouTube: how useful is it?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24119748     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: YouTube has become a useful resource for knowledge and is widely used by medical students as an e-learning source. The purpose of this study was to assess the videos relating electrocardiogram (ECG) on YouTube.
METHODS: YouTube was searched on May 28, 2013 for the search terms "AF ecg" for atrial fibrillation, "AVNRT" for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, "AVRT" for atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia, "AV block or heart block" for atrioventricular block, "LBBB, RBBB" for bundle branch block, "left anterior fascicular block or left posterior fascicular block" for fascicular blocks, "VT ecg" for ventricular tachycardia, "long QT" and "Brugada ecg". Non-English language, unrelated and non-educational videos were excluded. Remaining videos were assessed for usefulness, source and characteristics. Usefulness was assessed with using a checklist developed by the authors.
RESULTS: One hundred nineteen videos were included in the analysis. Sources of the videos were as follows: individuals n=70, 58.8%, universities/hospitals n=10, 8.4% and medical organizations n=3, 2.5%, health ads n=10 8.4%, health websites n=26, 21.8%. Fifty-six (47.1%) videos were classified as very useful and 16 (13.4%) videos were misleading. 90% of the videos uploaded by universities/hospitals were grouped as very useful videos, the same ratio was 45% for the individual uploads. There were statistically significant differences in ECG diagnosis among the groups (for very useful, useful and misleading, p<0.001, 0.02 and 0.008, respectively). The ratio of the misleading information in ventricular tachycardia videos was found to be 42.9%.
CONCLUSIONS: YouTube has a substantial amount of videos on ECG with a wide diversity from useful to misleading content. The lack of quality content relating to ECG on YouTube necessitates that videos should be selected with utmost care.
Taylan Akgun; Can Yucel Karabay; Gonenc Kocabay; Arzu Kalayci; Vecih Oduncu; Ahmet Guler; Selcuk Pala; Cevat Kirma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:    2014 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-27     Completed Date:  2014-08-26     Revised Date:  2014-10-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*
Computer-Assisted Instruction / statistics & numerical data*
Educational Measurement / methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Electrocardiography / statistics & numerical data*
Internet / statistics & numerical data*
User-Computer Interface*
Comment In:
J Electrocardiol. 2014 Sep-Oct;47(5):758-9   [PMID:  24973138 ]

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