Evaluation of asthma websites for patient and parent education

J Pediatr Nurs. 2003 Dec;18(6):389-96. doi: 10.1016/s0882-5963(03)00161-1.


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the quality of websites on asthma for patient and parent education. Seventy websites were evaluated based on the Health Information Technology Institute (HITI) criteria; eight core content criteria from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute guidelines; and readability. The ten best websites for asthma education were identified for patient teaching and educating parents about asthma.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asthma* / prevention & control
  • Child
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / standards*
  • Curriculum / standards
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Humans
  • Internet / standards*
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
  • Parents / education*
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Reading
  • Teaching / methods
  • United States
  • User-Computer Interface