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Published on 11.08.20 in Vol 8, No 8 (2020): August

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    Corrigenda and Addenda

    Correction: Undergraduate Medical Students’ Search for Health Information Online: Explanatory Cross-Sectional Study

    1Medical Department VI/Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

    2Charité Center for Internal Medicine and Dermatology, Department for Psychosomatic Medicine, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    3Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany

    4Deanery of Students’ Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

    Corresponding Author:

    Rebecca Erschens, PhD

    Medical Department VI/Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy

    University Hospital Tuebingen

    Osianderstr 5

    Tuebingen, 72076

    Germany

    Phone: 49 07071 ext 2986719

    Email: rebecca.erschens@med.uni-tuebingen.de



    In “Undergraduate Medical Students’ Search for Health Information Online: Explanatory Cross-Sectional Study” (JMIR Med Inform 2020;8(3):e16279) the authors noted errors in the presentation of the P values in the text of the Results section and in Table 1 of the published manuscript.

    For the effected text in the Results section, under the "Sample" subheading, the following sentence was revised from:

    There were 50 students randomly assigned to Google, 46 to Medisuch, and 44 to the free choice group (χ2278=280.0 ,P P=).

    To:

    There were 50 students randomly assigned to Google, 46 to Medisuch, and 44 to the free choice group (χ2278=280.0,P=.46).

    And this sentence was revised from:

    There were no significant differences between the groups with regards to age (F2,135=5.04,PP=), gender (χ24=4.5,PP=), and previous formal medical or information technology (IT) training (χ22=1.5,PP=).

    To:

    There were no significant differences between the groups with regards to age (F2,135=5.04,P=.008), gender (χ24=4.5,P=.34), and previous formal medical or information technology (IT) training (χ22=1.5,P=.23).

    Under the "Information-Seeking Behavior" subheading, the following sentence was revised from:

    However, students of the free choice group (mean 0.88, SD 0.79) reported significantly fewer pages as recommendable to patients than the other two groups (F2,133=5.04,PP=; MGoogle 1.55, SD 0.91; MMedisuch 1.52, SD 1.53).

    To:

    However, students of the free choice group (mean 0.88, SD 0.79) reported significantly fewer pages as recommendable to patients than the other two groups (F2,133=5.04,P=.008; MGoogle 1.55, SD 0.91; MMedisuch 1.52, SD 1.53).

    This sentence was revised from:

    Students in the free choice group opened significantly fewer recommendable pages (F2,133=5.04,PP=).

    To:

    Students in the free choice group opened significantly fewer recommendable pages (F2,133=5.04,P=.008).

    And this sentence was revised from:

    There was a highly significant difference between groups in whether or not the students entered specific medical terminology in the search engine (χ24=16.6,PP=).

    To:

    There was a highly significant difference between groups in whether or not the students entered specific medical terminology in the search engine (χ24=16.6,P=.005).

    Under the "Quality of Webpages" subheading, the following sentence was revised from:

    There were significantly high Pearson correlations between the number of webpages and the number of reliable webpages for all three groups (Google: r=.895; free group: r=.912; Medisuch: r=.860; allP P<).

    To:

    There were significantly high Pearson correlations between the number of webpages and the number of reliable webpages for all three groups (Google: r=.895; free group: r=.912; Medisuch: r=.860; all P<.001).

    This sentence was revised from:

    There were no significant differences in the frequencies of trustworthy webpages found among the three groups with χ214=16.45,PP=.

    To:

    There were no significant differences in the frequencies of trustworthy webpages found among the three groups with χ214=16.45,P=.29.

    And this sentence was revised from:

    With regard to the quotient of reliable webpages and all webpages found by students, again, no significant difference was shown (F2,121=1.68,PP=) between the groups.

    To:

    With regard to the quotient of reliable webpages and all webpages found by students, again, no significant difference was shown (F2,121=1.68,P=.19) between the groups.

    Additionally, for Table 1, the P values in the far right column, under the heading "Chi-square (df)" have also been revised.

    The "Histamine testing (wrong)" row was revised from:

    1.03 (2),PP=

    To:

    1.03 (2),P=.60

    The "Assessment of diaminoxydase (wrong)" row was revised from:

    3.55 (2),PP=

    To:

    3.55 (2),P=.17

    The "Test of urine and feces (wrong)" row was from:

    0.84 (2), PP=

    To:

    0.84 (2),P=.66

    The "Nutrition diary (correct)" row was revised from:

    0.02 (2), PP=

    To:

    0.02 (2),P=.99

    The "Elimination diet (correct)" row was revised from:

    7.87 (2), PP=

    To:

    7.87 (2),P=.02

    The "Provocation test (correct)" row was revised from:

    0.06 (2), PP=

    To:

    0.06 (2),P=.97

    The correction will appear in the online version of the paper on the JMIR Publications website on August 11, 2020, together with the publication of this correction notice. Because this was made after submission to PubMed, PubMed Central, and other full-text repositories, the corrected article has also been resubmitted to those repositories.

    Edited by G Eysenbach; This is a non–peer-reviewed article. submitted 05.08.20; accepted 05.08.20; published 11.08.20

    ©Teresa Loda, Rebecca Erschens, Florian Junne, Andreas Stengel, Stephan Zipfel, Anne Herrmann-Werner. Originally published in JMIR Medical Informatics (http://medinform.jmir.org), 11.08.2020.

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