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Youtube as an information source on bipolar disorder: evaluation of the Turkish and English content
Aims: Assess and compare the qualities and reliabilities of Turkish and English YouTube videos providing information about Bipolar Disorder and how beneficial they are for viewers in our study.
Methods: In our study, a total of 120 videos were evaluated, with 60 in Turkish and 60 in English, which appeared on the first three pages of search results. Videos that were entirely or partially quoted and repeated were not rated, but videos with an earlier publication date were included. A total of 80 videos were included in the study. Videos published in Turkish and English were watched and rated by a psychiatrist.
Results: Significant portion of the videos were uploaded by healthcare institutions (29.3%) or a professional (psychiatrist/psychologist) (28%). When all videos were evaluated, the median Modified DISCERN score was 3.48 (IQR: 1), the median GQS (Global Quality Scale) score was 3.67 (IQR: 1), the median total video content score was 4.00 (IQR: 2), and the median VPI (Video Power Index) score was 67.14 (IQR: 207).When comparing the scales used to assess the quality of videos, it was found that the VPI score (p<0.001) was significantly higher in English-language videos compared to Turkish-language videos, while the GQS score (p=0.116) and the modified DISCERN scale score (p=0.594) were similar.
Conclusion: It was observed that the examined videos reached an average of 70,000 views, with the highest reaching approximately 13.5 million views. These data demonstrate the significant role of the internet and YouTube in providing access to health information for patients. In this study, it was determined that YouTube videos related to Bipolar Disorder have an average to good quality and reliability.

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