An index of scientific quality for health reports in the lay press.
Although the quality of health reporting has been criticized for being unscientific, evaluations of health care reporting have been limited by the lack of a reliable and credible measure of scientific quality.
We developed an index of scientific quality (ISQ) for health-related news reports and tested its reliability and sensibility.
Items were generated from a survey of the literature and experts in research methodology.
Items that were unclear, confusing or discriminated poorly between articles of high and low scientific quality were revised or deleted in an iterative process wherein potential criteria were independently applied to samples of 5 to 15 articles by 6 raters.
Mots-clés Pascal : Littérature scientifique, Qualité, Mass media, Journal, Evaluation, Information biomédicale, Questionnaire, Analyse contenu
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Scientific literature, Quality, Mass media, Newspaper, Evaluation, Biomedical information, Questionnaire, Content analysis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0611671
Code Inist : 002B30A01. Création : 199406.