Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2022 , Vol 31 , Issue 2
YouTube as a source of patient information on deep vein thrombosis
Zihni Mert Duman1, Barış Timur2, Muhammed Bayram3
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Cizre State Hospital, Şırnak, Türkiye
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.9739/tjvs.2022.1273 Objectives: A significant number of videos that provide information about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are available on YouTube, and the quality of these videos has not been evaluated; therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the quality of these videos.

Materials and methods: The terms "deep vein thrombosis," "deep venous thrombosis," and "DVT" were searched on YouTube. The quality of each video was evaluated by three independent vascular surgeons according to the DISCERN score, Journal of the American Medical Association score, and DVT patient information score. Interrater agreement was ascertained.

Results: The mean total DISCERN score and mean DVT patient information score of all the videos were 38.2±12.9 and 5.0±3.4, respectively. According to the DVT patient information scoring system, eight (9.3%) videos were categorized as very useful, 37 (43.0%) as moderately useful, and 41 (47.7%) as poor.

Conclusion: The educational quality of YouTube videos on DVT must be enhanced. Keywords : Deep vein thrombosis, DISCERN score, YouTube

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