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Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube

Bahadir Demir, Sengul Kocamer Sahin, Irem Surme Kilic, Abdurrahman Altindag.

Abstract
Objective:
ECT is still an important treatment modality in contemporary psychiatry. Despite the evidence regarding its efficacy and safety, patients are hesitant about ECT, which is sometimes stigmatized due to disinformation. Today, YouTube, an online media platform, is mostly used as a medical information source. This study investigated the quality and reliability of electroconvulsive therapy videos available on YouTube.
Methods:
A video search on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com) was conducted on 20 October 2020, using the keywords electroconvulsive therapy schizophrenia, electroconvulsive therapy depression, and electroconvulsive therapy psychiatric disorders in this descriptive study. After applying the exclusion criteria, a total of 79 videos were included in this study. The Global Quality Scale (GQS) was used to assess educational quality and the modified DISCERN tool was used to assess reliability. Video parameters (the numbers of views, likes, dislikes, and comments for per day) were compared among the low/medium/high quality groups.
Results:
45.2% (n: 42) of the videos were of low quality, 25.8% (n: 24) were of medium quality and 14% (n: 13) were of high quality. High-quality videos were 38.5% from psychiatrists, 23.1% from academic resources, 23.1% from health-related websites. Modified DISCERN scores were higher in the high quality video group (p <0.001).
Conclusion:
Most of the ECT information presented on YouTube is of low quality, and these low quality videos are also less reliable. Patients should take into account the importance of information sources, regardless of the number of total views, daily views, likes, dislikes, and comments, while obtaining information about ECT videos on YouTube.

Key words: YouTube, electroconvulsive therapy, schizophrenia, depression, psychiatric disorders


 
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Demir B, Sahin SK, Kilic IS, Altindag A. Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube. PBS. 2021; 11(3): 181-185. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210503104148


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Demir B, Sahin SK, Kilic IS, Altindag A. Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube. http://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=78539 [Access: September 27, 2021]. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210503104148


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Demir B, Sahin SK, Kilic IS, Altindag A. Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube. PBS. 2021; 11(3): 181-185. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210503104148



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Demir B, Sahin SK, Kilic IS, Altindag A. Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube. PBS. (2021), [cited September 27, 2021]; 11(3): 181-185. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210503104148



Harvard Style

Demir, B., Sahin, . S. K., Kilic, . I. S. & Altindag, . A. (2021) Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube. PBS, 11 (3), 181-185. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210503104148



Turabian Style

Demir, Bahadir, Sengul Kocamer Sahin, Irem Surme Kilic, and Abdurrahman Altindag. 2021. Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11 (3), 181-185. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210503104148



Chicago Style

Demir, Bahadir, Sengul Kocamer Sahin, Irem Surme Kilic, and Abdurrahman Altindag. "Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 11 (2021), 181-185. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210503104148



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Demir, Bahadir, Sengul Kocamer Sahin, Irem Surme Kilic, and Abdurrahman Altindag. "Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 11.3 (2021), 181-185. Print. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210503104148



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Demir, B., Sahin, . S. K., Kilic, . I. S. & Altindag, . A. (2021) Assessment of Quality and Reliability of Electroconvulsive Therapy Videos Available on YouTube. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11 (3), 181-185. doi:10.5455/PBS.20210503104148