Analysis of the accuracy of weight loss information search engine results on the internet.


OBJECTIVES:We systematically identified and evaluated the quality and comprehensiveness of online information related to weight loss that users were likely to access. METHODS:We evaluated the content quality, accessibility of the information, and author credentials for Web sites in 2012 that were identified from weight loss specific queries that we generated. We scored the content with respect to available evidence-based guidelines for weight loss. RESULTS:One hundred three Web sites met our eligibility criteria (21 commercial, 52 news/media, 7 blogs, 14 medical, government, or university, and 9 unclassified sites). The mean content quality score was 3.75 (range=0-16; SD=2.48). Approximately 5% (4.85%) of the sites scored greater than 8 (of 12) on nutrition, physical activity, and behavior. Content quality score varied significantly by type of Web site; the medical, government, or university sites (mean=4.82, SD=2.27) and blogs (mean=6.33, SD=1.99) had the highest scores. Commercial (mean=2.37, SD=2.60) or news/media sites (mean=3.52, SD=2.31) had the lowest scores (analysis of variance P<.005). CONCLUSIONS:The weight loss information that people were likely to access online was often of substandard quality because most comprehensive and quality Web sites ranked too low in search results.


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  • The prevalence of high-risk sexual behavior in male intravenous drug users with steady female partners.

    abstract::A sample of 149 (70 White, 79 Black) male intravenous drug users with steady female sexual partners was interviewed in 1987, in treatment and street settings, about sexual practices during the previous five years. Eighty-three percent had multiple partners, 15 percent reported male sexual contact, 38 percent reported ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lewis DK,Watters JK,Case P

    更新日期:1990-04-01 00:00:00

  • Neighborhood availability of convenience stores and diet quality: findings from 20 years of follow-up in the coronary artery risk development in young adults study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We examined the association between neighborhood convenience stores and diet outcomes for 20 years of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study. METHODS:We used dietary data from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study years 1985-1986, 1992-1993, and 2005-2006 (n = 3299; ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rummo PE,Meyer KA,Boone-Heinonen J,Jacobs DR Jr,Kiefe CI,Lewis CE,Steffen LM,Gordon-Larsen P

    更新日期:2015-05-01 00:00:00

  • Predictors of medical or surgical and psychiatric hospitalizations among a population-based cohort of homeless adults.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We identified factors associated with inpatient hospitalizations among a population-based cohort of homeless adults in Toronto, Ontario. METHODS:We recruited participants from shelters and meal programs. We then linked them to administrative databases to capture hospital admissions during the study (2005-20...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chambers C,Katic M,Chiu S,Redelmeier DA,Levinson W,Kiss A,Hwang SW

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

  • Cryptosporidium infection in Oregon public health clinic patients 1985-88: the value of statewide laboratory surveillance.

    abstract::To evaluate the utility of statewide laboratory Cryptosporidium surveillance, we screened stools from all 5,256 patients evaluated at local health departments for parasitic disease from January 1985 through June 1988. Fifty-seven patients (1.1 percent) were found to have Cryptosporidium. Seasonal peaks in positivity w...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Skeels MR,Sokolow R,Hubbard CV,Andrus JK,Baisch J

    更新日期:1990-03-01 00:00:00

  • The effect of WIC participation on small-for-gestational-age births: Michigan, 1992.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This study examined the relationship between enrollment in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and delivery of small-for-gestational-age infants. METHODS:WIC records were linked with birth certificates for 1992 full-term births; 41,234 WIC records and 18,34 non-W...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ahluwalia IB,Hogan VK,Grummer-Strawn L,Colville WR,Peterson A

    更新日期:1998-09-01 00:00:00

  • The teaching of occupational health in US medical schools: little improvement in 9 years.

    abstract::A questionnaire survey of the 127 US medical schools was undertaken to assess the present status of occupational health teaching as a follow-up to two prior similar studies. The present study revealed that 78 (68%) of the 115 responding schools specifically taught occupational health during the 1991/92 academic year, ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Burstein JM,Levy BS

    更新日期:1994-05-01 00:00:00

  • Frequency of hospitalization among hospital employees and their families.

    abstract::Using claims data from 443 employee groups in North Carolina, this study examines the acute care hospital utilization rates of hospital employees and their dependents and compares them to employee groups in non-hospital settings. Results show that hospital employee groups account for 28 per cent more hospital days tha...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Greene SB

    更新日期:1981-09-01 00:00:00

  • Intradermal immunization with human diploid cell rabies vaccine: serological and clinical responses of immunized persons to intradermal booster vaccination.

    abstract::Rabies antibody titers ranged from 0-9.3 IU/mL in 117 human volunteers one year after intradermal vaccination with one or two doses of human diploid cell rabies vaccine (HDCV). At that time, each volunteer received one 0.1-mL booster dose of HDCV intradermally. All 117 volunteers showed good anamnestic responses, with...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Burridge MJ,Sumner JW,Baer GM

    更新日期:1984-05-01 00:00:00

  • Demographic trends of tubal sterilization in the United States 1970-75.

    abstract::An estimated 2,300,000 women in the United States underwent tubal sterilizations in 1970-1975. During this period the rate of tubal sterilizations per 1,000 women 15-44 years of age rose from 4.7 to 11.7. We studied the influence on sterilization trends of four demographic variables: age, region of residence, race, an...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Layde PM,Fleming D,Greenspan JR,Smith JC,Ory HW

    更新日期:1980-08-01 00:00:00

  • The influence of geopolitical change on the well-being of a population: the Berlin Wall.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Social cohesion is recognized as a fundamental condition for healthy populations, but social cohesion itself arises from political unity. The history of the Berlin Wall provides a unique opportunity to examine the effects of partition on social cohesion and, by inference, on health. METHODS:This ethnographi...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Héon-Klin V,Sieber E,Huebner J,Fullilove MT

    更新日期:2001-03-01 00:00:00

  • International Health Regulations, Ebola, and Emerging Infectious Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    abstract::The World Health Organization's determination of the Ebola virus disease outbreak as a public health event of international concern prompted nonaffected countries to implement measures to prevent, detect, and manage the introduction of the virus in their territories. The outbreak provided an opportunity to assess the ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Espinal M,Aldighieri S,St John R,Becerra-Posada F,Etienne C

    更新日期:2016-02-01 00:00:00

  • Social support, exposure to violence and transphobia, and correlates of depression among male-to-female transgender women with a history of sex work.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We determined racial/ethnic differences in social support and exposure to violence and transphobia, and explored correlates of depression among male-to-female transgender women with a history of sex work (THSW). METHODS:A total of 573 THSW who worked or resided in San Francisco or Oakland, California, were ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nemoto T,Bödeker B,Iwamoto M

    更新日期:2011-10-01 00:00:00

  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Use of Lethal Force by US Police, 2010-2014.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To update previous examinations of racial/ethnic disparities in the use of lethal force by US police. METHODS:I examined online national vital statistics data for deaths assigned an underlying cause of "legal intervention" (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, external-cause-of-injury co...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Buehler JW

    更新日期:2017-02-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence and correlates of forced sex perpetration and victimization in Botswana and Swaziland.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We sought to identify correlates of forced sex perpetration among men and victimization among women in Botswana and Swaziland. METHODS:We surveyed a 2-stage probability sample of 2074 adults from the 5 districts of Botswana with the highest HIV prevalence rates and all 4 regions of Swaziland. We used multiv...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tsai AC,Leiter K,Heisler M,Iacopino V,Wolfe W,Shannon K,Phaladze N,Hlanze Z,Weiser SD

    更新日期:2011-06-01 00:00:00

  • The role of race/ethnicity in the relationship between emergency department use and intimate partner violence: findings from the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We examined the relationship between intimate partner violence victimization among women in the general population and emergency department use. We sought to discern whether race/ethnicity moderates this relationship and to explore these relationships in race/ethnic-specific models. METHODS:We used data on ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lipsky S,Caetano R

    更新日期:2007-12-01 00:00:00

  • Estimation of health benefits from a local living wage ordinance.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study estimated the magnitude of health improvements resulting from a proposed living wage ordinance in San Francisco. METHODS:Published observational models of the relationship of income to health were applied to predict improvements in health outcomes associated with proposed wage increases in San Fr...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bhatia R,Katz M

    更新日期:2001-09-01 00:00:00

  • A 5-year follow-up study of 117 battered women.

    abstract::This paper reports register data concerning somatic and psychiatric hospital care on 117 battered women who were identified in a surgical emergency department and offered a treatment program. Data were collected during a period of 10 years before to 5 years after the battering in question. It was concluded that the ba...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bergman B,Brismar B

    更新日期:1991-11-01 00:00:00

  • The association between occupational lead exposure and serum cholesterol and lipoprotein levels.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study sought to clarify the possible associations between blood lead level and serum cholesterol and lipoprotein levels in subjects occupationally exposed to lead. METHODS:Levels of blood lead, serum total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kristal-Boneh E,Coller D,Froom P,Harari G,Ribak J

    更新日期:1999-07-01 00:00:00

  • Risk factors for childhood homicides in Ohio: a birth certificate-based case-control study.

    abstract::Death certificate of children less than 8 years of age who were killed between 1979 and 1986 were linked to their Ohio birth certificates and compared with those of Ohio children born in 1983 (controls). Having an unmarried mother increased risk of homicide almost fivefold (odds ratio 4.87). Having a teenage mother, a...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Winpisinger KA,Hopkins RS,Indian RW,Hostetler JR

    更新日期:1991-08-01 00:00:00

  • Examining the lag time between state-level income inequality and individual disabilities: a multilevel analysis.

    abstract::State-level income inequality has been found to have an effect on individual health outcomes, even when controlled for important individual-level variables such as income, education, age, and gender. The effect of income inequality on health may not be immediate and may, in fact, have a substantial lag time between ex...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gadalla TM,Fuller-Thomson E

    更新日期:2008-12-01 00:00:00

  • Community-based aftercare and return to custody in a national sample of substance-abusing women offenders.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We evaluated the effectiveness of the Community Relapse Prevention and Maintenance (CRPM) program, developed by Correctional Service Canada to better meet the needs of women offenders with drug problems. METHODS:Using survival analysis, we investigated the association between exposure and nonexposure to CRP...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Matheson FI,Doherty S,Grant BA

    更新日期:2011-06-01 00:00:00

  • Impact of the safe water system on water quality in cyclone-affected communities in Madagascar.

    abstract::Cyclone Hudah struck the northeastern coast of Madagascar in the spring of 2000. Over a 5-month period, 11 700 relief kits consisting of bottles of water disinfectant and foldable jerry cans were distributed to the affected population. Five months after the cyclone, a survey was conducted in 12 villages to determine t...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mong Y,Kaiser R,Ibrahim D,Rasoatiana,Razafimbololona L,Quick RE

    更新日期:2001-10-01 00:00:00

  • Reducing pregnancy and induced abortion rates in China: family planning with husband participation.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study assessed the effectiveness of a family planning intervention with and without husband's participation in reducing pregnancy and abortion rates in Shanghai, China. METHODS:In this 3-arm randomized trial among 1800 nonsterilized married women, educational interventions targeting both spouses and ta...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Wang CC,Vittinghoff E,Hua LS,Yun WH,Rong ZM

    更新日期:1998-04-01 00:00:00

  • Sexual minority women and depressive symptoms throughout adulthood.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We examined the associations between depressive symptoms and sexual identity and behavior among women with or at risk for HIV. METHODS:We analyzed longitudinal data from 1811 participants in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) from 1994 to 2013 in Brooklyn and the Bronx, New York; Chicago, Illinois; Wa...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pyra M,Weber KM,Wilson TE,Cohen J,Murchison L,Goparaju L,Golub ET,Cohen MH

    更新日期:2014-12-01 00:00:00

  • Childhood mental ability and adult alcohol intake and alcohol problems: the 1970 British cohort study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We examined the potential relation of mental ability test scores at age 10 years with alcohol problems and alcohol intake at age 30 years. METHODS:We used data from a prospective observational study involving 8170 members of a birth cohort from Great Britain born in 1970. Data included mental ability scores...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Batty GD,Deary IJ,Schoon I,Emslie C,Hunt K,Gale CR

    更新日期:2008-12-01 00:00:00

  • Pediatric counseling and subsequent use of smoke detectors.

    abstract::Effects of a brief educational and purchase program concerning home fires and smoke detectors by two pediatricians were compared to "routine" counseling without such a program using two groups each of 120 patients of well children. Inspection performed four to six weeks after the office visits showed that of 55 experi...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Miller RE,Reisinger KS,Blatter MM,Wucher F

    更新日期:1982-04-01 00:00:00

  • Decisions near the end of life: professional views on life-sustaining treatments.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:How do health care professionals assess the care of hospital patients near the end of life? Are physicians and nurses aware of and in agreement with national recommendations regarding patients' rights to forgo life-sustaining medical treatments and to receive adequate pain control? METHODS:We surveyed 687 p...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Solomon MZ,O'Donnell L,Jennings B,Guilfoy V,Wolf SM,Nolan K,Jackson R,Koch-Weser D,Donnelley S

    更新日期:1993-01-01 00:00:00

  • Stigmatization of AIDS patients by physicians.

    abstract::A randomly selected sample of physicians in three large cities was asked to read one of four vignettes describing a patient. They then completed a set of objective attitude measures eliciting their reactions to the patient described in the vignette. The vignettes were identical except that the patient's illness was id...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kelly JA,St Lawrence JS,Smith S Jr,Hood HV,Cook DJ

    更新日期:1987-07-01 00:00:00

  • The Impact of Michigan's Partial Repeal of the Universal Motorcycle Helmet Law on Helmet Use, Fatalities, and Head Injuries.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the impact of the partial repeal of Michigan's universal motorcycle helmet law on helmet use, fatalities, and head injuries. METHODS:We compared helmet use rates and motorcycle crash fatality risk for the 12 months before and after the April 13, 2012, repeal with a statewide police-reported cras...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Carter PM,Buckley L,Flannagan CA,Cicchino JB,Hemmila M,Bowman PJ,Almani F,Bingham CR

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence and correlates of substance use among high school students in South Africa and the United States.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We compared prevalence rates and correlates of substance use among high school students in South Africa and the United States. METHODS:We used weighted data from 2 nationally representative surveys of high school students. We conducted bivariate and multivariate analyses and examined between-country differe...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Reddy P,Resnicow K,Omardien R,Kambaran N

    更新日期:2007-10-01 00:00:00