Evaluation of Internet Information on Childhood Fever Management

아동발열관리에 대한 인터넷 정보의 평가

  • 정용선 (동신대학교 한의과대학 간호학과) ;
  • 김진선 (조선대학교 의과대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2012.10.09
  • Accepted : 2012.11.27
  • Published : 2012.12.28


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of internet information about childhood fever and fever management. A total of 48 web sites with information about childhood fever and fever management in Korea were analyzed. Each web site was evaluated in terms of degree of the latest, creator, source, disclosure, and the accuracy of information. Accuracy of information was checked by comparison with published childhood fever management guidelines and current best evidences. The quality of internet information about fever and fever management was generally poor and not consistent. Moreover, it did not reflected current scientific evidences. It is important that parents should aware of these deficiencies and internet information can not substitute for consultation with health care professionals. Moreover, there was an urgent need to improve evidence-based fever management information on the internet.


Child;Fever;Fever Management;Internet Information;Evaluation


Supported by : 조선대학교


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