An evaluation study of dementia information providing websites in Korea

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

PURPOSE: The present study purposed to investigate and analyze domestic websites providing information about dementia and to suggest future directions for the development of dementia-related websites. METHOD: For this purpose, the researcher selected 13 domestic websites that were available in November and December 2004, and evaluated them in terms of construction, operation, accessibility and contents on a scale 4 point (0~3). RESULT: The construction of dementia-related websites got 6-13 out of 18 points, which suggests that management policies for the operation of dementia-related websites are inadequate. The operation of dementia-related websites got 7-15 out of 24 points. In particular, all 13 sites got a low score in the aspect of continuance. With regard to accessibility, the sites were evaluated on how easily users could access the sites and they got 2-8 out of 15 points. In evaluating contents, the sites got 9-18 out of 21 points with regard to the purpose and appropriateness of the contents. CONCLUSION: This shows that most sites did not provide diverse types of dementia-related information. Because it is highly advantageous to perform primary dementia-preventing management through websites, this study proposes to develop a website evaluation system in order to provide high quality dementia-related information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-640
Number of pages10
JournalTaehan Kanho Hakhoe chi
Volume35
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 1

Fingerprint

Korea
Dementia
Research Personnel

Cite this

An evaluation study of dementia information providing websites in Korea. / Seomun, GyeongAe; Lee, Sook Ja; Chang, Sung Ok; Lee, Su Jeong.

In: Taehan Kanho Hakhoe chi, Vol. 35, No. 3, 01.06.2005, p. 631-640.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{3ddd2e8d93224c59a53604d3f44d0b9f,
title = "An evaluation study of dementia information providing websites in Korea",
abstract = "PURPOSE: The present study purposed to investigate and analyze domestic websites providing information about dementia and to suggest future directions for the development of dementia-related websites. METHOD: For this purpose, the researcher selected 13 domestic websites that were available in November and December 2004, and evaluated them in terms of construction, operation, accessibility and contents on a scale 4 point (0~3). RESULT: The construction of dementia-related websites got 6-13 out of 18 points, which suggests that management policies for the operation of dementia-related websites are inadequate. The operation of dementia-related websites got 7-15 out of 24 points. In particular, all 13 sites got a low score in the aspect of continuance. With regard to accessibility, the sites were evaluated on how easily users could access the sites and they got 2-8 out of 15 points. In evaluating contents, the sites got 9-18 out of 21 points with regard to the purpose and appropriateness of the contents. CONCLUSION: This shows that most sites did not provide diverse types of dementia-related information. Because it is highly advantageous to perform primary dementia-preventing management through websites, this study proposes to develop a website evaluation system in order to provide high quality dementia-related information.",
author = "GyeongAe Seomun and Lee, {Sook Ja} and Chang, {Sung Ok} and Lee, {Su Jeong}",
year = "2005",
month = "6",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "35",
pages = "631--640",
journal = "Asian Nursing Research",
issn = "2005-3673",
publisher = "Taehan Kanho Hakhoe",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - An evaluation study of dementia information providing websites in Korea

AU - Seomun, GyeongAe

AU - Lee, Sook Ja

AU - Chang, Sung Ok

AU - Lee, Su Jeong

PY - 2005/6/1

Y1 - 2005/6/1

N2 - PURPOSE: The present study purposed to investigate and analyze domestic websites providing information about dementia and to suggest future directions for the development of dementia-related websites. METHOD: For this purpose, the researcher selected 13 domestic websites that were available in November and December 2004, and evaluated them in terms of construction, operation, accessibility and contents on a scale 4 point (0~3). RESULT: The construction of dementia-related websites got 6-13 out of 18 points, which suggests that management policies for the operation of dementia-related websites are inadequate. The operation of dementia-related websites got 7-15 out of 24 points. In particular, all 13 sites got a low score in the aspect of continuance. With regard to accessibility, the sites were evaluated on how easily users could access the sites and they got 2-8 out of 15 points. In evaluating contents, the sites got 9-18 out of 21 points with regard to the purpose and appropriateness of the contents. CONCLUSION: This shows that most sites did not provide diverse types of dementia-related information. Because it is highly advantageous to perform primary dementia-preventing management through websites, this study proposes to develop a website evaluation system in order to provide high quality dementia-related information.

AB - PURPOSE: The present study purposed to investigate and analyze domestic websites providing information about dementia and to suggest future directions for the development of dementia-related websites. METHOD: For this purpose, the researcher selected 13 domestic websites that were available in November and December 2004, and evaluated them in terms of construction, operation, accessibility and contents on a scale 4 point (0~3). RESULT: The construction of dementia-related websites got 6-13 out of 18 points, which suggests that management policies for the operation of dementia-related websites are inadequate. The operation of dementia-related websites got 7-15 out of 24 points. In particular, all 13 sites got a low score in the aspect of continuance. With regard to accessibility, the sites were evaluated on how easily users could access the sites and they got 2-8 out of 15 points. In evaluating contents, the sites got 9-18 out of 21 points with regard to the purpose and appropriateness of the contents. CONCLUSION: This shows that most sites did not provide diverse types of dementia-related information. Because it is highly advantageous to perform primary dementia-preventing management through websites, this study proposes to develop a website evaluation system in order to provide high quality dementia-related information.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=33745413311&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=33745413311&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 16027515

AN - SCOPUS:33745413311

VL - 35

SP - 631

EP - 640

JO - Asian Nursing Research

JF - Asian Nursing Research

SN - 2005-3673

IS - 3

ER -