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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90-96

Does youtube™ offer reliable information about mini screws?

1 Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Beykent, İstanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Beykent, İstanbul, Turkey

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Sirin Hatipoglu
Beykent University, Department of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Büyükçekmece Yerleskesi, Cumhuriyet mah. Safak sok. Avalon Binasi F Blok, k.4, 414, P.K. 34500, Büyükçekmece, Istanbul
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DOI: 10.4103/jdrr.jdrr_162_20

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Objective: The goal of the present study was to estimate the quality and accuracy of provided data of orthodontic mini-screws related YouTube™ videos. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional research, a systematic survey of YouTube™ videos about mini-screws was gathered by applying the term "mini screw." The first 200 videos were viewed and at the end, the study was based on 77 videos. Demographics of videos were recorded. The video content was scored using a 14-point score scale, which was used for the classification of low and high content video groups. The video information and quality index (VIQI) was used to evaluate the quality of videos. Descriptive statistic was used. Distribution of YouTube™ Video Demographics in Low and High content groups was done by using the Pearson Chi-squared test and Fisher exact test. The Mann–Whitney U-test was used to compare the quantitative data, which did not show normal distribution. Spearman's rho correlation analysis was used to investigate the relationships among the parameters. Significance was evaluated as P < 0.05. Results: We sorted 72 videos as low and 5 as high content. Healthcare providers uploaded most of the videos (58.4%). Educational videos were found to be the most (97.4%). Insertion of mini screw (65%), indication, and mechanics (45.5%) were the most; while, cost, oral hygiene (3.9%), and annoyance (5.2%) were the least mentioned topics. The mean "Duration of the videos" and "comments" in the high score group was statistically higher than the low content group. The VIQI Total Scores were found to be significantly higher in the high content group. Conclusion: Although a great variety of information, is available on YouTube™, content was found to be insufficient. Specialists must be aware that patients can use those videos as learning resources, and guide their patients to obtain correct/actual information.

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