How Useful Are Online Health Quizzes?

July 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

In How useful are online health quizzes? Consumer Reports, June 2009, I say, “My biggest objection to [quizzes] is how they can be misused.” I go on to say that “Many people who take such quizzes do not necessarily know how to put the test and results in perspective.” Of course they can be fun too, but many are dealing with serious issues in a frivolous way and are not effective screening tools.

Have you ever taken one and with what result?


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Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM

Lisa GualtieriLisa Gualtieri is Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She is Director of the Certificate Program in Digital Health Communication. Lisa teaches Designing Health Campaigns using Social Media, Social Media and Health, Mobile Health Design, and Digital Strategies for Health Communication. Contact Lisa:


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