signpost iconProstate cancer awareness fact sheet

Bottom Line:

Downloadable leaflet giving the basics of prostate cancer.

Publication details:

Includes sections on the prostate gland, symptoms, causes and risk factors, diagnosis and treatment options.

We assessed this page using an appraisal instrument developed by Minervation specifically for this project. This approach is still in development, so you should regard the assessments as a general guide. Click here to find out more, or to let us know how you think the approach could be improved.

Reliability comments:

  • It is fairly clear who has developed this website
  • There is no description about how the information is developed

Usability comments:

  • PDF document
  • It would be useful to reference sources of more detailed information.
  • The website does not conform to web accessibility standards
  • Browsing is complicated, the homepage is cluttered

Scoring

Reliability
Item Score
Is it clear who has developed the web site and what their objectives are? 3
There is a mission statement on the homepage and a Welcome and About the Appeal section.
Does the site report a robust quality control procedure? 0
There is no description about how the information is developed.
Is the page content checked by an expert? 1
Is the page updated regularly? 1
Does the page cite relevant sources where appropriate? 2
Usability
Item Score
Is the site accessible without a login? 3
No registration required.
Does the site conform to web Accessibility standards? 2
Lida score 76%
Is the site design clear and transparent? 1
The homepage is quite cluttered and the main and submenus are difficult to use. Information is not structured very well and the layout of the webpages is not good.
Is the site design consistent from one page to another? 2
There is inconsistency in the way the main menu and submenus are used.
Can users find what they need on the site? 2
Browsing is made a bit complicated by the layout of the submenu for cancer topics. There is a search box, search results could be displayed better. The site map is good.
Is the format of information clear and appropriate for the audience? 2
Weighted total (Usability + (Reliability x 2)): 26
We score each question out of three where:
0 = Never or Can't tell
1 = Sometimes or partly
2 = Mostly
3 = Always

Date rated

Oct 08

Source

Orchid Cancer Appeal

Currency

Not stated

Audience

Patients

Publication Type

Summary

Format

PDF

Reliability

2 stars

Usability

3.5 stars

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