Mehmet Fatih Yılmaz1, Sedat Kalkan2

1Dr. Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp Ve Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji, İstanbul, Turkey
2Kartal Koşuyolu Yüksek İhtisas Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji, İstanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Youtube


Objectives: The aim of the study is to evaluate the quality and reliability of videos on manual blood pressure measurement on Youtube.

Patients and Methods: In January 2021, the first 100 videos found as a result of a search with the keywords 'manual blood pressure measurement' on Youtube were watched and evaluated. According to exclusion criteria, 75 videos were included in the study. Duplicate videos, irrelevant videos, and videos in languages other than English were excluded from the study. Each video was scored according to the questions prepared based on the guidelines. The GQS score and the 'Reliability' score were used to assess the quality of the videos.

Results: According to the checklist prepared according to the hypertension consensus report, the mean score of the videos was 8.33 ± 2.1. When the videos were evaluated according to their sources, the average score of the videos of the health sites was 9±2.5, the average score of the videos of the individual health workers was 8.66±1.8, the average score of the videos of the unidentified people was 7.54±2.1.

Conclusion: Manual blood pressure measurement videos on Youtube have little educational value. Videos of health websites should be preferred for education.