Information quality assessment on tuberculosis sites: analysis of a participatory experience

ABSTRACT Health information found on the Internet is often inaccurate, incomplete or incomprehensible by the population, posing risks to citizens and collectivities. Different initiatives have been made to remedy this problem. This article analyzes an evaluation experience of information quality on tuberculosis sites, developed by a laboratory of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation. Methodologically, it discusses the results in light of two systematic reviews. Despite the reduced number of sites and the limited participation of users and professionals, this experience shows that quality problem of online health information affects public and private sites.