Evaluation Of The Website Crohn 's And Colitis Canada Using The 5 Cs Website Evaluation Tool

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Health information used by healthcare professionals as well as consumers should come from a trusted and reliable source. There are thousands of websites, online services, and ‘apps’ available for use that provide health information to anyone searching for it. The importance of knowing what is trustworthy cannot be underestimated for the safety of information recipients (National Cancer Institute, 2015). The content of the Internet is unregulated so confidence level in the content should be assessed and the content reliability questioned (National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 2016; UCSF, 2016)? What is it that makes a website ‘good’? How do you assess these resources before making decisions about a health treatment or condition? Evaluation of websites is a currently researched area resulting in a variety of suggested criteria, methods, and techniques. This paper will provide an evaluation of the website Crohn’s and Colitis Canada using the 5 Cs website evaluation tool.
Creating Patient and Family Education Web sites
Through the use of communication strategies and health information technology (HIT) health outcomes can be positively influenced. This is accomplished by increasing knowledge and ensuring informed decision making by users of this technology (Ryan, Haroon & Melvin, 2015). The ideas people hold and believe about health and behaviours are influence by the health communication, health information, and technology that people interact with every day. The…

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