MSUToday
Published: March 23, 2020

How medical videos on YouTube are failing to meet people’s needs

Contact(s): Chelsea Stein Broad College of Business steinche@msu.edu, Caroline Brooks Communications and Brand Strategy office: 517-432-0920 brooks78@msu.edu

Six in 10 adults in the United States are living with at least one chronic disease. Many of them are augmenting doctors’ orders with online advice, seeking medical information from websites such as WebMD, DailyStrength and YouTube.

New research from MSU, the University of Utah, the University of Arizona and Carnegie Mellon University examines how people process medical information online to manage their chronic conditions, taking a specific look at YouTube videos on one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the country: diabetes.

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