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Content Analysis of Korean Videos Regarding Restless Legs Syndrome on YouTube
Joohwan Kim, Ryul Kim, Jin-Sun Jun, So-Hyun Ahn, San Jung, Yang-Ki Minn, Sung Hee Hwang
J Mov Disord. 2021;14(2):144-147.   Published online May 3, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14802/jmd.20137
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Objective
To evaluate the accuracy and quality of Korean videos associated with restless legs syndrome (RLS) on YouTube.
Methods
A YouTube search was performed on April 1, 2020 using the term “restless legs syndrome” in the Korean language. Two reviewers coded the source, content, and demographics of the included videos. Video quality was assessed using the modified DISCERN (mDISCERN) instrument.
Results
Among the 80 videos analyzed, 44 (55.0%) were reliable, and 36 (45.0%) were misleading. There was a trend toward a higher number of mean daily views in the misleading videos than in the reliable videos. Most of the misleading videos (72.2%) advocated complementary and alternative medicine as a primary treatment for RLS. Although the reliable videos had higher mDISCERN scores than the misleading videos, the overall quality of the reliable videos was low.
Conclusion
Many Korean videos regarding RLS on YouTube involve a risk of exposure to misinformation and are of unsatisfactory quality.

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