Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Research publications

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This is a database of articles related to the coverage of medicine on Wikipedia. For a broader scope of studies see Academic studies of Wikipedia.


  • Venkatraman, Anand; Kumar, Nilay; Garg, Neetika (February 2015). "Greater freedom of speech on Web 2.0 correlates with dominance of views linking vaccines to autism". Vaccine. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.01.078. 
  • Brigo, F; Erro, R (18 January 2015). "The readability of the English Wikipedia article on Parkinson's disease.". Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. PMID 25596713. 
  • Brigo, F; Otte, WM; Igwe, SC; Tezzon, F; Nardone, R (16 January 2015). "Clearly written, easily comprehended? The readability of websites providing information on epilepsy.". Epilepsy & behavior : E&B 44C: 35–39. PMID 25601720. 



  • Azer, S. A. (2014). "Evaluation of gastroenterology and hepatology articles on Wikipedia". European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 26 (2): 155–63. doi:10.1097/MEG.0000000000000003. PMID 24276492.  edit
  • Makovsky Integrated Communications (9 September 2013). "Online Health Research Eclipsing Patient-Doctor Conversations". Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  • Thomas, G. R.; Eng, L.; De Wolff, J. F.; Grover, S. C. (2013). "An Evaluation of Wikipedia as a Resource for Patient Education in Nephrology". Seminars in Dialysis 26 (2): 159–63. doi:10.1111/sdi.12059. PMID 23432369.  edit
  • Schultz, D. S.; Brabender, V. M. (2013). "More Challenges Since Wikipedia: The Effects of Exposure to Internet Information About the Rorschach on Selected Comprehensive System Variables". Journal of Personality Assessment 95 (2): 149–158. doi:10.1080/00223891.2012.725438. PMID 23030722.  edit
  • Kolski, D; Arlt, S; Birk, S; Heuwieser, W (2013). "Use and acceptance of Wiki systems for students of veterinary medicine.". GMS Zeitschrift fur medizinische Ausbildung 30 (1): Doc10. doi:10.3205/zma000853. PMID 23467415. 
  • "Online encyclopedia provides free health info for all". Bulletin of the World Health Organization 91 (1): 8–9. 1 January 2013. doi:10.2471/BLT.13.030113. PMC 3537258. PMID 23397345. 
  • McVey, RM; Clarke, E; Joyce, P; Turner, M; Gannon, MJ (Mar 2013). "Toward a wiki guide for obstetrics and gynecology trainees in Ireland.". International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 120 (3): 301–6. doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.10.017. PMID 23305728. 
  • Faric, Nusa, Potts, Henry. "Motivations for Contributing to Health-Related Articles on Wikipedia: An Interview Study". Retrieved 16 June 2014.  (Conference paper)
  • Thomas Roessing: The Dispute over Filtering “indecent” Images in Wikipedia. Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology Issue: 2/2013, PDF (won't open?) - includes, per The Signpost: "the results of a small web-based experiment where 163 participants were randomly shown one of three versions of the article de:Furunkel (boil): Either without images, or with a "neutral image", or "with a somewhat disgusting image of an infected boil." The author states that "The most interesting results for the Wikipedia community is that the disgusting image enhances the perceived quality of the article: It is perceived to be more fascinating (p=.023) and more worth reading (p=.032) than an article without any image."


  • Wodak, S. J.; Mietchen, D.; Collings, A. M.; Russell, R. B.; Bourne, P. E. (2012). "Topic Pages: PLoS Computational Biology Meets Wikipedia". PLoS Computational Biology 8 (3): e1002446. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002446. PMC 3315447. PMID 22479174.  edit
  • Schultz, DS; Loving, JL (Jan 2012). "Challenges since wikipedia: the availability of rorschach information online and internet users' reactions to online media coverage of the rorschach-wikipedia debate.". Journal of personality assessment 94 (1): 73–81. PMID 22176268. 
  • Von Muhlen, M.; Ohno-Machado, L. (2012). "Reviewing social media use by clinicians". Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 19 (5): 777–781. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-000990. PMC 3422846. PMID 22759618.  edit
  • Volsky, PG; Baldassari, CM; Mushti, S; Derkay, CS (Sep 2012). "Quality of Internet information in pediatric otolaryngology: a comparison of three most referenced websites.". International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 76 (9): 1312–6. doi:10.1016/j.ijporl.2012.05.026. PMID 22770592. 
  • Chiang, CD; Lewis, CL; Wright, MD; Agapova, S; Akers, B; Azad, TD; Banerjee, K; Carrera, P; Chen, A; Chen, J; Chi, X; Chiou, J; Cooper, J; Czurylo, M; Downs, C; Ebstein, SY; Fahey, PG; Goldman, JW; Grieff, A; Hsiung, S; Hu, R; Huang, Y; Kapuria, A; Li, K; Marcu, I; Moore, SH; Moseley, AC; Nauman, N; Ness, KM; Ngai, DM; Panzer, A; Peters, P; Qin, EY; Sadhu, S; Sariol, A; Schellhase, A; Schoer, MB; Steinberg, M; Surick, G; Tsai, CA; Underwood, K; Wang, A; Wang, MH; Wang, VM; Westrich, D; Yockey, LJ; Zhang, L; Herzog, ED (Aug 2012). "Learning chronobiology by improving Wikipedia.". Journal of biological rhythms 27 (4): 333–6. doi:10.1177/0748730412449578. PMID 22855578. 
  • van Velsen, L; van Gemert-Pijnen, JE; Beaujean, DJ; Wentzel, J; van Steenbergen, JE (Dec 20, 2012). "Should health organizations use web 2.0 media in times of an infectious disease crisis? An in-depth qualitative study of citizens' information behavior during an EHEC outbreak.". Journal of medical Internet research 14 (6): e181. doi:10.2196/jmir.2123. PMID 23257066. 
  • López Marcos, P; Sanz-Valero, J (Feb 2013). "[Presence and adequacy of pharmaceutical preparations in the Spanish edition of Wikipedia].". Atencion primaria / Sociedad Espanola de Medicina de Familia y Comunitaria 45 (2): 101–6. doi:10.1016/j.aprim.2012.09.012. PMID 23159792. 
  • Allahwala, UK; Nadkarni, A; Sebaratnam, DF (Nov 8, 2012). "Wikipedia use amongst medical students - New insights into the digital revolution.". Medical teacher. PMID 23137251. 
  • Naftel, RP; Safiano, NA; Falola, MI; Shannon, CN; Wellons JC, 3rd; Johnston JM, Jr (Jan 2013). "Technology preferences among caregivers of children with hydrocephalus.". Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics 11 (1): 26–36. doi:10.3171/2012.9.PEDS12208. PMID 23092227. 
  • Auvin, S; Dupont, S (Oct 12, 2012). "[Quality of health information about epilepsy on the Internet: Evaluation of French websites.]". Revue neurologique. doi:10.1016/j.neurol.2012.08.008. PMID 23067876. 
  • Nattestad, A (Oct 2012). "Knowledge management systems for oral health in developing and developed countries.". Periodontology 2000 60 (1): 156–61. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0757.2011.00403.x. PMID 22909113. 
  • Gallagher, J; Kenwright, D; Abels, P; Gallagher, P (Aug 2012). "Is obstetrics and gynaecology going the distance?". The clinical teacher 9 (4): 243–7. doi:10.1111/j.1743-498X.2012.00540.x. PMID 22783857. 
  • Kint, M; Hart, DP (Jul 3, 2012). "Should clinicians edit Wikipedia to engage a wider world web?". BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 345: e4275. doi:10.1136/bmj.e4275. PMID 22761090. 
  • Wicks, P; Bell, V (Apr 2012). "Letter to the editor: quality of mental health information on Wikipedia.". Psychological medicine 42 (4): 891. doi:10.1017/S0033291712000086. PMID 22313634. 
  • Reavley, NJ; Mackinnon, AJ; Morgan, AJ; Alvarez-Jimenez, M; Hetrick, SE; Killackey, E; Nelson, B; Purcell, R; Yap, MB; Jorm, AF (Aug 2012). "Quality of information sources about mental disorders: a comparison of Wikipedia with centrally controlled web and printed sources.". Psychological medicine 42 (8): 1753–62. doi:10.1017/S003329171100287X. PMID 22166182. 
  • von Muhlen, M; Ohno-Machado, L (Sep–Oct 2012). "Reviewing social media use by clinicians.". Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 19 (5): 777–81. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2012-000990. PMID 22759618. 
  • Natarajan, A; Racherla, S (May 2012). "Wikipedia: encyclopaedia cardiologica.". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 105 (5): 191. doi:10.1258/jrsm.2012.120012. PMID 22637767. 
  • Metcalfe, D; Powell, J (Dec 2011). "Should doctors spurn Wikipedia?". Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 104 (12): 488–9. doi:10.1258/jrsm.2011.110227. PMID 22179287. 
  • Pusz, MD; Brietzke, SE (Sep 2012). "How good is Google? The quality of otolaryngology information on the internet.". Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 147 (3): 462–5. doi:10.1177/0194599812447733. PMID 22597577. 


  • Badgett, Robert G.; Moore, Mary (2011). "Are Medical Students Able and Willing to Edit Wikipedia to Learn Components of Evidence-Based Practice?". Kansas Journal of Medicine 4 (3): 62–69.  - see User:Badgettrg
  • Lavsa, S. M.; Corman, S. L.; Culley, C. M.; Pummer, T. L. (2011). "Reliability of Wikipedia as a medication information source for pharmacy students". Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 3 (2): 154–158. doi:10.1016/j.cptl.2011.01.007.  edit
  • Law, M. R.; Mintzes, B.; Morgan, S. G. (2011). "The Sources and Popularity of Online Drug Information: An Analysis of Top Search Engine Results and Web Page Views". Annals of Pharmacotherapy 45 (3): 350–356. doi:10.1345/aph.1P572. PMID 21343404.  edit
  • Tulbert, BH; Snyder, CW, Brodell, RT (Mar 2011). "Readability of Patient-oriented Online Dermatology Resources.". The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology 4 (3): 27–33. PMID 21464884. 
  • Tausczik, Y; Faasse, K, Pennebaker, JW, Petrie, KJ (Feb 2012). "Public Anxiety and Information Seeking Following the H1N1 Outbreak: Blogs, Newspaper Articles, and Wikipedia Visits.". Health communication 27 (2): 179–85. PMID 21827326. 
  • Ozdoba, C (Sep 2011). "Wikipedia: A good address for neuroradiologists?". Clinical neuroradiology 21 (3): 181–2. PMID 21853303. 
  • Kupferberg, N; Protus, BM (Oct 2011). "Accuracy and completeness of drug information in Wikipedia: an assessment.". Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA 99 (4): 310–3. PMID 22022226. 
  • Reavley, NJ; Mackinnon, AJ, Morgan, AJ, Alvarez-Jimenez, M, Hetrick, SE, Killackey, E, Nelson, B, Purcell, R, Yap, MB, Jorm, AF (Dec 14, 2011). "Quality of information sources about mental disorders: a comparison of Wikipedia with centrally controlled web and printed sources.". Psychological medicine: 1–10. PMID 22166182. 
  • Rajagopalan, MS; Khanna, VK, Leiter, Y, Stott, M, Showalter, TN, Dicker, AP, Lawrence, YR (Sep 2011). "Patient-oriented cancer information on the internet: a comparison of wikipedia and a professionally maintained database.". Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology 7 (5): 319–23. PMID 22211130. 
  • Haigh CA (February 2011). "Wikipedia as an evidence source for nursing and healthcare students". Nurse Educ Today 31 (2): 135–9. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.05.004. PMID 20646799. 
  • Heilman JM, Kemmann E, Bonert M, et al. (2011). "Wikipedia: a key tool for global public health promotion". J. Med. Internet Res. 13 (1): e14. doi:10.2196/jmir.1589. PMID 21282098. 
  • Trevena L (8 June 2011). "WikiProject Medicine: Could become a trusted resource if it is assisted not shunned". BMJ 342: d3387. doi:10.1136/bmj.d3387. PMID 21653617. 
  • McInnes, N; Haglund, BJ (Dec 2011). "Readability of online health information: implications for health literacy.". Informatics for health & social care 36 (4): 173–89. doi:10.3109/17538157.2010.542529. PMID 21332302. 




  • Mühlhauser I, Oser F (2008). "[Does WIKIPEDIA provide evidence-based health care information? A content analysis]". Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes (in German) 102 (7): 441–8. PMID 19209572. 
  • "Putting Wikipedia to the Test: A Case Study - UQ eSpace". 
  • Hogenesch JB, Su AI (October 2008). "Clock gene wikis available: join the "long tail"". J. Biol. Rhythms 23 (5): 456–7. doi:10.1177/0748730408322866. PMID 18838611. 
  • "An Analysis of Topical Coverage of Wikipedia". 2008. 
  • "Wikis in medicine". J Vis Commun Med 31 (4): 161–2. December 2008. doi:10.1080/17453050802542556. PMID 19065409. 
  • Clauson KA, Polen HH, Boulos MN, Dzenowagis JH (December 2008). "Scope, completeness, and accuracy of drug information in Wikipedia". Ann Pharmacother 42 (12): 1814–21. doi:10.1345/aph.1L474. PMID 19017825. 
  • Clauson KA, Polen HH, Boulos MN, Dzenowagis JH (2008). "Accuracy and completeness of drug information in Wikipedia". AMIA Annu Symp Proc: 912. PMID 18998977. 
  • Lacovara JE (June 2008). "When searching for the evidence, stop using Wikipedia!". Medsurg Nurs 17 (3): 153. PMID 18686418. 
  • Williams, N; Mughal, S; Blair, M (Dec 2008). "'Is my child developing normally?': a critical review of web-based resources for parents.". Developmental medicine and child neurology 50 (12): 893–7. PMID 19160461. 
  • Czarnecka-Kujawa, Kasia; Abdalian, Rupert; Grover, Samir C. (2008). "M1042 The Quality of Open Access and Open Source Internet Material in Gastroenterology: Is Wikipedia Appropriate for Knowledge Transfer to Patients?". Gastroenterology 134 (4): A–325–A–326. doi:10.1016/S0016-5085(08)61518-8.