Affiliation: University of Toronto
- Infodemiology: tracking flu-related searches on the web for syndromic surveillanceGunther Eysenbach
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto M5G2C4 and Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada
AMIA Annu Symp Proc . 2006..Syndromic surveillance uses health-related data that precede diagnosis and signal a sufficient probability of a case or an outbreak to warrant further public health response...
- Going, going, still there: using the WebCite service to permanently archive cited Web pagesGunther Eysenbach
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto M5G2C4, Canada
AMIA Annu Symp Proc . 2006..WebCite is a new standard for citing web references. To "webcite" a document involves archiving the cited Web page through www.webcitation.org and citing the WebCite permalink instead of (or in addition to) the unstable live Web page...
- Medicine 2.0: social networking, collaboration, participation, apomediation, and opennessGunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 10:e22. 2008..0 theme issue and sponsors a conference on "How Social Networking and Web 2.0 changes Health, Health Care, Medicine and Biomedical Research", to stimulate and encourage research in these five areas...
- Poverty, human development, and the role of eHealthGunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 9:e34. 2007
- SARS and population health technologyGunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 5:e14. 2003..The need for critical evaluation of all of these technologies is stressed...
- Going, going, still there: using the WebCite service to permanently archive cited web pagesGunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 7:e60. 2005..The resulting WebCite Index may also have applications for research assessment exercises, being able to measure the impact of Web services and published Web documents through access and Web citation metrics...
- Improving the quality of Web surveys: the Checklist for Reporting Results of Internet E-Surveys (CHERRIES)Gunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 6:e34. 2004..It is hoped that author adherence to the checklist will increase the usefulness of such reports...
- Tackling publication bias and selective reporting in health informatics research: register your eHealth trials in the International eHealth Studies RegistryGunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 6:e35. 2004....
- Peer-review and publication of research protocols and proposals: a role for open access journalsGunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 6:e37. 2004....
- Cross-sectional survey of users of Internet depression communitiesJohn Powell
Health Services Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
BMC Psychiatry 3:19. 2003..Internet-based depression communities provide a forum for individuals to communicate and share information and ideas. There has been little research into the health status and other characteristics of users of these communities...
- Stages of use: consideration, initiation, utilization, and outcomes of an internet-mediated interventionTeresa M L Chiu
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, PR China
BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 10:73. 2010....
- The open access advantageGunther Eysenbach
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
J Med Internet Res 8:e8. 2006....
- Citation advantage of open access articlesGunther Eysenbach
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
PLoS Biol 4:e157. 2006..OA is likely to benefit science by accelerating dissemination and uptake of research findings...
- "Is Cybermedicine Killing You?"--The story of a Cochrane disasterGunther Eysenbach
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University of Toronto and University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
J Med Internet Res 7:e21. 2005....
- CONSORT-EHEALTH: improving and standardizing evaluation reports of Web-based and mobile health interventionsGunther Eysenbach
University Health Network, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation and Techna Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Med Internet Res 13:e126. 2011....
- Can tweets predict citations? Metrics of social impact based on Twitter and correlation with traditional metrics of scientific impactGunther Eysenbach
University Health Network, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation and Techna Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada
J Med Internet Res 13:e123. 2011..However, the relationship of the these new metrics to traditional metrics such as citations is not known...
- The law of attritionGunther Eysenbach
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, 190 Elizabeth Street, Toronto ON, M5G 2C4, Canada
J Med Internet Res 7:e11. 2005..A "run-in and withdrawal" trial design is suggested as a methodological innovation for Internet-based trials with a high number of initial dropouts/nonusers and a stable group of hardcore users...
- Health related virtual communities and electronic support groups: systematic review of the effects of online peer to peer interactionsGunther Eysenbach
Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
BMJ 328:1166. 2004..To compile and evaluate the evidence on the effects on health and social outcomes of computer based peer to peer communities and electronic self support groups, used by people to discuss health related issues remotely...
- Empirical studies assessing the quality of health information for consumers on the world wide web: a systematic reviewGunther Eysenbach
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto General Hospital, 190 Elizabeth St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 2C4
JAMA 287:2691-700. 2002..The quality of consumer health information on the World Wide Web is an important issue for medicine, but to date no systematic and comprehensive synthesis of the methods and evidence has been performed...
- The impact of the Internet on cancer outcomesGunther Eysenbach
Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
CA Cancer J Clin 53:356-71. 2003..A conceptual framework summarizing the factors involved in a possible link between Internet use and cancer outcomes is presented, and future areas for research are highlighted...
- The FA4CT algorithm: a new model and tool for consumers to assess and filter health information on the InternetGunther Eysenbach
Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada
Stud Health Technol Inform 129:142-6. 2007..Various checklists and tools for consumers to assess the quality of health information on the Internet have been proposed, but most fail to take into account the unique properties of a networked digital environment...
- From intermediation to disintermediation and apomediation: new models for consumers to access and assess the credibility of health information in the age of Web2.0Gunther Eysenbach
Department of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Canada
Stud Health Technol Inform 129:162-6. 2007..Web2.0 technology enables such sites. Engaging and credible Web sites are about building community and communities are built upon personal and social needs...
- 10 years experience with pioneering open access publishing in health informatics: the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)Gunther Eysenbach
Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
Stud Health Technol Inform 160:1329-33. 2010....
- Lifesource XL-18 pedometer for measuring steps under controlled and free-living conditionsSam Liu
a Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Sports Sci 33:1001-6. 2015..XL-18 is suitable for measuring steps in controlled and free-living conditions. However, caution may be required when interpreting the steps recorded under slower speeds and free-living conditions...
- Reducing blood pressure with Internet-based interventions: a meta-analysisSam Liu
Behavioural Cardiology Research Unit, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Can J Cardiol 29:613-21. 2013....
- Web-assisted tobacco interventions: empowering change in the global fight for the public's (e)HealthCameron D Norman
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
J Med Internet Res 10:e48. 2008....
- Patient accessible electronic health records: exploring recommendations for successful implementation strategiesDavid Wiljer
University Health Network, 610 University Avenue, 5 973, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON M5G 2M9, Canada
J Med Internet Res 10:e34. 2008..Although many benefits have been identified, there are many questions about best practices for the implementation of patient accessible Electronic Health Records (EHRs)...
- How do consumers search for and appraise health information on the world wide web? Qualitative study using focus groups, usability tests, and in-depth interviewsGunther Eysenbach
Unit for Cybermedicine and eHealth, Department of Clinical Social Medicine, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Str 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
BMJ 324:573-7. 2002..To describe techniques for retrieval and appraisal used by consumers when they search for health information on the internet...
- Health-related searches on the InternetGunther Eysenbach
JAMA 291:2946. 2004
- Societal dimensions of third-party evaluation of Internet health contentKristian Lampe
Institute for Learning and Research Technology, University of Bristol, UK
Stud Health Technol Inform 95:661-6. 2003..In this paper, we view various societal issues and suggest solutions whenever possible. Rating and certification of Internet content should be preceded by a consideration and discussion that has many societal dimensions...
- Infodemiology: The epidemiology of (mis)informationGunther Eysenbach
Am J Med 113:763-5. 2002
- Theme issue for medics and health informed public. What the future might hold for the BMJ in 2013Gunther Eysenbach
BMJ 326:166. 2003
- Internet use in disease management for home care patients: a call for papersGeorge Demeris
J Med Internet Res 4:E6. 2002
- Using the Internet for surveys and health researchGunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 4:E13. 2002..Type 1 publication is unrefereed publication of protocols or work in progress (a 'post-publication' peer review process may take place), whereas Type 2 publication is peer-reviewed and will ordinarily take place in online journals...
- Issues in evaluating health websites in an Internet-based randomized controlled trialGunther Eysenbach
J Med Internet Res 4:E17. 2002
- The impact of CyberHealthcare on the physician-patient relationshipJames G Anderson
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, USA
J Med Syst 27:67-84. 2003..to obtain health-related information and services? How is the use of the Internet by consumers affecting physician-patient communications? What are the implications of the Internet for the future of physician-patient relationships?..
- "Free" medical publishing venture gets under way. Open access monopoly may threaten smaller journalsGunther Eysenbach
BMJ 326:766. 2003
- Does the internet harm health? Database of adverse events related to the internet has been set upGunther Eysenbach
BMJ 324:239. 2002
- A systematic review of networked technologies supporting carers of people with dementiaJohn Powell
Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
J Telemed Telecare 14:154-6. 2008..Treatment effects were found to vary with caregiver characteristics such as ethnic groups, formal support and baseline burden. Further evaluation is needed in robust trials with good follow-up...
- Paying for bmj.com: researchers will submit their articles elsewhereGunther Eysenbach
BMJ 327:1347; discussion 1348. 2003
- Websites on screening for breast cancer: "infodemiology" studies have surely had their dayGunther Eysenbach
BMJ 328:769; author reply 769-70. 2004
- Access controls on bmj.com: dual models are possibleGunther Eysenbach
BMJ 330:1211. 2005
- Virtual links to the emergency departmentMichelle Greiver
CMAJ 175:172-4; author reply 174. 2006