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.


  • Pfundner, Alexander; Schönberg, Tobias; Horn, John; Boyce, Richard D; Samwald, Matthias (5 May 2015). "Utilizing the Wikidata System to Improve the Quality of Medical Content in Wikipedia in Diverse Languages: A Pilot Study". Journal of Medical Internet Research 17 (5): e110. doi:10.2196/jmir.4163. 
  • Nowrouzi, Behdin; Gohar, Basem; Nowrouzi-Kia, Behnam; Garbaczewska, Martyna; Brewster, Keith (April 2015). "An Examination of Scope, Completeness, Credibility, and Readability of Health, Medical, and Nutritional Information on the Internet: A Comparative Study of Wikipedia, WebMD, and the Mayo Clinic Websites". Canadian Journal of Diabetes 39: S71. doi:10.1016/j.jcjd.2015.01.267. 
  • Herbert, Verena G; Frings, Andreas; Rehatschek, Herwig; Richard, Gisbert; Leithner, Andreas (2015). "Wikipedia – challenges and new horizons in enhancing medical education". BMC Medical Education 15 (1). doi:10.1186/s12909-015-0309-2. ISSN 1472-6920. 
  • Azer, Samy A. (2015). "Is Wikipedia a reliable learning resource for medical students? Evaluating respiratory topics". Advances in Physiology Education 39 (1): 5–14. doi:10.1152/advan.00110.2014. ISSN 1043-4046. 
  • Heilman, James M; West, Andrew G (2015). "Wikipedia and Medicine: Quantifying Readership, Editors, and the Significance of Natural Language". Journal of Medical Internet Research 17 (3): e62. doi:10.2196/jmir.4069. ISSN 1438-8871. 
  • 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. 




  • 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.