Health Information Websites Evaluation Checklist Website Title ____________________ Sponsor _________________ URL ___________________ Apparent conflicts of interest Does the website allow advertising? ± Yes ± No • If yes, does the owner/sponsor market (a) specific product(s)? ± Yes ± No – If yes, is the owner/sponsor the inventor/creator of the product? ± Yes ± No ² If yes, be very wary of any health information that may be provided and cross-check with other more reliable sources. Credibility If an individual(s), does the author(s) list their qualifications? ± Yes ± No Does the author(s) of the website have a relevant doctoral degree? ± Yes ± No • If no, does the author of the website have any relevant degree? ± Yes ± No – If no, is there any other validation of the author’s credibility? ± Yes ± No ² If no, be very wary of any health information that may be provided and cross-check with other more reliable sources. If an organization is involved, does it appear to be legitimate?
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