Assessment of Quality and Readability of Internet Dietary Information on Irritable Bowel Syndrome.


Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Electronic address: [Email]


Diet plays an important role for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). For medical conditions such as IBS, the Internet is a primary source of health information.1 However, recent evidence suggests that Internet health information may have several flaws including being extremely discrepant, of poor quality, and inaccurate.2 Therefore, our objectives were to evaluate both the quality and reading level of Internet dietary recommendations for both pediatric and adult IBS.

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