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Bottom Line:

A description of chemotherapy and one patient's experience of it.

Publication details:

Details what type of prostate cancer benefits from this treatment, and why it is not used very much. A link to a video interview with a patient who has received chemotherapy is provided.

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:

  • No references are provided.
  • The content for this website has been checked.
  • A clear statement about who produces Healthtalkonline is provided.

Usability comments:

  • The font size is small.
  • Conforms to web accessibility standards.


Item Score
Is it clear who has developed the web site and what their objectives are? 3
A clear statement about who produces Healthtalkonline is provided.
Does the site report a robust quality control procedure? 2
Unclear whether the Healthtalkonline methodology includes independent review
Is the page content checked by an expert? 2
The content for this website has been checked.
Is the page updated regularly? 2
The page was last reviewed in January 2010.
Does the page cite relevant sources where appropriate? 0
No references are provided.
Item Score
Is the site accessible without a login? 3
No login required
Does the site conform to web Accessibility standards? 1
Lida score 83%
Is the site design clear and transparent? 2
The site design is generally clear, although some sections are confusing.
Is the site design consistent from one page to another? 2
The site is mostly easy to navigate and design is consistent.
Can users find what they need on the site? 2
It is possible to browse to information about prostate cancer or use the search box. Search results are displayed reasonably well.
Is the format of information clear and appropriate for the audience? 1
Rather cramped, and scant information.
Weighted total (Usability + (Reliability x 2)): 29
We score each question out of three where:
0 = Never or Can't tell
1 = Sometimes or partly
2 = Mostly
3 = Always

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