A Content Analysis of YouTube™ Videos Related to Bladder Cancer

YouTube™ and Bladder Cancer

  • Wichaya Soonsuwon Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
  • Tanan Bejrananda Prince of Songkhla University
Keywords: bladder cancer, YouTube™, social media

Abstract

Objective: We examined the content of YouTube™ videos on urinary bladder cancer education and evaluated their usefulness in promoting early detection of the cancer.
Material and Methods:A systematic search of YouTube™ for videos containing knowledge information on bladder cancer was conducted using the keywords ‘bladder cancer’. Details about demographics of videos, including type, length, source and viewers’ interaction were evaluated and 2 researchers independently assessed the videos for usefulness in promoting knowledge on bladder cancer.
Results: A total of 100 YouTube™ videos (100 most viewed videos were reviewed and 48 videos were excluded including surgical technic videos, videos in non-English languages, patient testimonial videos and videos about complementary and alternative medicine. A total of 52 videos were analyzed. The highest number of videos were uploaded by medical websites (18, 34.6%), the mean number of views is highest in videos that were categorized as not useful (105,447), followed by very useful (74,940.6±120,980.8), slightly useful (46,219.6±101,261.4), moderately useful (34,941.0±35,413.1). The mean number of “likes” is highest in the very useful group (339.4±373.6), so is the “dislikes” (25.3±40.9).
Conclusion: YouTube™ contains a diverse source of information on bladder cancer. Most videos on bladder cancer may not be informative for health education. Medical professionals, medical institutions, and professional organizations should improve the content of videos about bladder cancer to provide patients with reliable and useful information.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Richters A, Aben KKH, Kiemeney LALM. The global burden of urinary bladder cancer: an update. World J Urol 2020;38:1895–904. World J Urol 2020;38:1895-904.

Sanli O, Dobruch J, Knowles MA, Burger M, Alemozaffar M, Nielsen ME, et al. Bladder cancer. Nat Rev Dis Primer 2017;3:1–19.

Metts MC, Metts JC, Milito SJ, Thomas CR. Bladder cancer: a review of diagnosis and management. J Natl Med Assoc 2000;92:285–94.

Suriano F, Altobelli E, Sergi F, Buscarini M. Bladder Cancer After Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer. Rev Urol 2013;15:108–12.

Press-YouTube. [homepage on the Internet]. San Bruno: YouTube [cited 2020 Jul 30]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/about/press/

Basch CH, Menafro A, Mongiovi J, Clarke Hillyer GC, Basch CE. A content analysis of YouTube videos related to prostate cancer. Am J Mens Health 2016;154-7.

Hassona Y, Taimeh D, Marahleh A, Scully C. YouTube as a source of infomation on mouth (oral) cancer. Oral Dis 2016;22:202–8.

Lee JS, Seo HS, Hong TH. YouTube as a source of patient information on gallstone disease. World J Gastroenterol 2014;20:4066–70.

Thapa P, Thapa A, Khadka N, Bhattarai R, Jha S, Khanal A, et al. YouTube lens to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a social media analysis. BMC Res Notes 2018;11:854.

Li M, Yan S, Yang D, Li B, Cui W. YouTubeTM as a source of information on food poisoning. BMC Public Health 2019;19:952.

Published
2021-03-12
How to Cite
1.
Soonsuwon W, Bejrananda T. A Content Analysis of YouTube™ Videos Related to Bladder Cancer: YouTube™ and Bladder Cancer. PSU Med J [Internet]. 2021Mar.12 [cited 2021May14];1(1):3-. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/PSUMJ/article/view/245369
Section
Original Articles