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[[File:Health-wikipedia motivational model 4 (1).pdf|thumb|right|200px|Figure illustrating the motivational model of contribution to Wikipedia (click to enlarge)]]
 
[[File:Health-wikipedia motivational model 4 (1).pdf|thumb|right|200px|Figure illustrating the motivational model of contribution to Wikipedia (click to enlarge)]]
  
''This post was written by Nuša Farič ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Hydra_Rain User:Hydra Rain]), UCL, Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education (CHIME)''
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''This post was written by Nuša Farič ([[Wikipedia:en:User:Hydra Rain|User:Hydra Rain]]), UCL, Centre for Health Informatics & Multiprofessional Education (CHIME)''
  
 
Half of the editors working on Wikipedia’s 25,000 pages of medical content are qualified medics or other healthcare professionals, providing reassurance about the reliability of the website, according to our newly published research results. Those editors, who are contributing their time for free, are motivated by a belief in the value of Wikipedia, a sense of responsibility to help provide good quality health information, and because they find editing Wikipedia supports their own learning.
 
Half of the editors working on Wikipedia’s 25,000 pages of medical content are qualified medics or other healthcare professionals, providing reassurance about the reliability of the website, according to our newly published research results. Those editors, who are contributing their time for free, are motivated by a belief in the value of Wikipedia, a sense of responsibility to help provide good quality health information, and because they find editing Wikipedia supports their own learning.
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Wikipedia is known to be a go-to place for healthcare information for both professionals and the lay public. The first question everyone asks is: but how reliable is it? In a new study, just published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, we took a different approach. We wanted to know more about the people behind the medical pages on Wikipedia, what background do they come from, whether they have specific interests in health and what drives them to contribute to Wikipedia. Because getting health-related content on Wikipedia right is about more than getting the facts correct. It's about how the information is presented, how topics are covered and what perspectives taken. [http://www.jmir.org/2014/12/e260 You can read the paper here].
 
Wikipedia is known to be a go-to place for healthcare information for both professionals and the lay public. The first question everyone asks is: but how reliable is it? In a new study, just published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, we took a different approach. We wanted to know more about the people behind the medical pages on Wikipedia, what background do they come from, whether they have specific interests in health and what drives them to contribute to Wikipedia. Because getting health-related content on Wikipedia right is about more than getting the facts correct. It's about how the information is presented, how topics are covered and what perspectives taken. [http://www.jmir.org/2014/12/e260 You can read the paper here].
  
I'm at the beginning of my research career and I'm very proud that my first published paper is on Wikipedia and Wikipedians. I did this study over 8 months as part of my [http://www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology/teachingandcourses/msc-health-%20psychology Master's course in Health Psychology at UCL]. The project was with Dr Henry Potts, a senior lecturer at UCL's Institute of Health Informatics, who is also a long-time Wikipedian as [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Bondegezou User:Bondegezou].
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I'm at the beginning of my research career and I'm very proud that my first published paper is on Wikipedia and Wikipedians. I did this study over 8 months as part of my [http://www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemiology/teachingandcourses/msc-health-%20psychology Master's course in Health Psychology at UCL]. The project was with Dr Henry Potts, a senior lecturer at UCL's Institute of Health Informatics, who is also a long-time Wikipedian as [[Wikipedia:en:User:Bondegezou|User:Bondegezou]].
  
 
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<span class="plainlinks">[https://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2014/12/who-writes-wikipedias-health-and-medical-pages-and-why/<nowiki>[</nowiki>Read the full post here...<nowiki>]</nowiki>]</span>

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