Analysis of Informative Content on Cerebral Palsy Presented in Brazilian-Portuguese YouTube Videos Journal Articles uri icon

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  • Aims: To describe the characteristics of the most accessed YouTube videos in Brazilian-Portuguese on cerebral palsy (CP), and to analyze content of informational videos about this topic.Methods: This was a cross-sectional study. Searching on YouTube website was conducted by two independent examiners between November and December 2019, using the keywords "Paralisia Cerebral" sorted by videos' number of views. Videos that did not present content related to CP or duplicate videos were excluded. The interaction parameters and content characteristics of the included videos were extracted. To access the trustworthiness and quality of informational videos, the modified Discern checklist and the Global Quality Score was used.Results: Following the eligibility criteria 90 videos were included. Fifty-three (53) were classified as experiential videos and 37 as informational videos. Informational videos presented multi-topics about different aspects of CP. This group of videos presented moderate trustworthiness due to the lack of scientific evidence content. Informational videos had good quality and generally good flow.Conclusion: YouTube presented a large number of videos about CP in Brazilian-Portuguese. Informational videos are useful for patients and healthcare providers; however, it is necessary to included information about scientific evidence, as a strategy to facilitate and promote knowledge translation.


  • Furtado, Michelle AS
  • Sousa Junior, Ricardo R
  • Soares, Luana A
  • Soares, Bruno A
  • Mendonça, Karoline T
  • Rosenbaum, Peter Leon
  • Oliveira, Vinícius C
  • Camargos, Ana CR
  • Leite, Hércules R

publication date

  • July 4, 2022