Since the mid-1990s, consumers have referred to the World
Wide Web (the Web) to learn how they can improve their health, prevent
disease, and learn details about specific diseases. While efforts are
being made to monitor information found on the Web, they are not
enough to cover every web site with health information. As a result, this
evaluation instrument is for health educators and clinicians
to use to evaluate the appropriateness of web sites for their clientele
for further health education. Please take a few minutes to
browse the site you would like to evaluate before completing the
evaluation form. You may print this Evaluation Instrument from your
web browser for your own personal use.
I. Web site information
Title of site:
Subject of site:
Web site address:
Whom do you think is the intended audience?
What do you think the objective is for this site?
Circle the number which you feel best represents the site: 1 = disagree, 2 = agree, 0 = not applicable (N/A). Add up the total points scored for each page at the bottom of each page.
II. ContentPage Score ________
Disagree Agree N/A 1. The purpose of the site is clearly stated or may be 1 2 0 clearly inferred.
2. The information covered does not appear to be an 1 2 0 "infomercial" (i.e., an advertisement disguised as health education).
3. There is no bias evident. 1 2 0
4. If the site is opinionated, the author discusses 1 2 0 all sides of the issue, giving each due respect.
5. All aspects of the subject are covered adequately. 1 2 0
6. External Links are provided to fully cover the subject 1 2 0 (if not needed, circle 0).
7. The information is accurate (if not sure, circle 0). 1 2 0
8. Sources are clearly documented. 1 2 0
9. The web site states that it subscribes to HON code 1 2 0 principles.
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