North American Journal of Medical Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 291--294

Utilization of youtube as a tool to assess patient perception regarding implanted cardiac devices


Kevin Hayes1, Prajeena Mainali2, Abhishek Deshmukh1, Sadip Pant1, Apurva O Badheka3, Hakan Paydak1 
1 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
2 Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
3 Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Correspondence Address:
Sadip Pant
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
USA

Background: The outreach of YouTube may have a dramatic role in the widespread dissemination of knowledge on implantable cardioverter devices (ICD). Aims: This study was designed to review and analyze the information available on YouTube pertaining to implantable cardiac devices such as implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers. Materials and Methods: YouTube was queried for the terms DQICDDQ, DQImplantable Cardioverter DefibrillatorDQ, and DQPacemakerDQ. The videos were reviewed and categorized as according to content; number of views and DQlikesDQ or DQdislikesDQ was recorded by two separate observers. Results: Of the 55 videos reviewed, 18 of the videos were categorized as patient education, 12 were advertisements, 8 were intraoperative videos documenting the device implantation procedures, 7 of the videos were produced to document personal patient experiences, and 4 were categorized as documentation of a public event. 3 were intended to educate health care workers. The remaining 3 were intended to raise public awareness about sudden cardiac death. The videos portraying intraoperative procedures generated the most DQlikesDQ or DQdislikesDQ per view. Conclusion: While YouTube provides a logical platform for delivery of health information, the information on this platform is not regulated. Initiative by reputed authorities and posting accurate information in such platform can be a great aid in public education regarding device therapy.


How to cite this article:
Hayes K, Mainali P, Deshmukh A, Pant S, Badheka AO, Paydak H. Utilization of youtube as a tool to assess patient perception regarding implanted cardiac devices.North Am J Med Sci 2014;6:291-294


How to cite this URL:
Hayes K, Mainali P, Deshmukh A, Pant S, Badheka AO, Paydak H. Utilization of youtube as a tool to assess patient perception regarding implanted cardiac devices. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 May 7 ];6:291-294
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