YouTube videos on botulinum toxin a for wrinkles: A useful resource for patient education

Katharine Wong, Judy Doong, Trinh Trang, Sarah Joo, Anna Lien-Lun Chien

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BACKGROUND Patients interested in botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) for wrinkles search for videos on YouTube, but little is known about the quality and reliability of the content. OBJECTIVE The authors examined the quality, reliability, content, and target audience of YouTube videos on BTX for wrinkles. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study, the term "Botox" was searched on YouTube. Sixty relevant videos in English were independently categorized by 2 reviewers as useful informational, misleading informational, useful patient view, or misleading patient view. Disagreements were settled by a third reviewer. Videos were rated on the Global Quality Scale (GQS) (1 = poor, 5 = excellent). RESULTS Sixty-three percent of the BTX YouTube videos were useful informational (GQS = 4.4 ±0.7), 33% as useful patient view (GQS = 3.21 ±1.2), 2% as misleading informational (GQS = 1), and 2% as misleading patient view (GQS = 2.5). CONCLUSION The large number of useful videos, high reliability, and the wide range of content covered suggests that those who search for antiwrinkle BTX videos on YouTube are likely to view high-quality content. This suggests that YouTube may be a good source of videos to recommend for patients interested in BTX.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1466-1473
Number of pages8
JournalDermatologic Surgery
Volume43
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Botulinum Toxins
Patient Education
Type A Botulinum Toxins
Cross-Sectional Studies

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  • Surgery
  • Dermatology

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YouTube videos on botulinum toxin a for wrinkles : A useful resource for patient education. / Wong, Katharine; Doong, Judy; Trang, Trinh; Joo, Sarah; Chien, Anna Lien-Lun.

In: Dermatologic Surgery, Vol. 43, No. 12, 01.01.2017, p. 1466-1473.

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Wong, Katharine ; Doong, Judy ; Trang, Trinh ; Joo, Sarah ; Chien, Anna Lien-Lun. / YouTube videos on botulinum toxin a for wrinkles : A useful resource for patient education. In: Dermatologic Surgery. 2017 ; Vol. 43, No. 12. pp. 1466-1473.
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