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Title:An investigation study on the mental disorder related topics in the subject directory of MedlinePlus portal
Author(s):Zhu, Yifan; Zhang, Jin
Subject(s):Mental disorder
Mental health
Subject directory
Social network analysis
Abstract:We examined a subject directory system related to Mental Disorder on the MedlinePlus portal. According to the comparison between the link connection network and the semantic connection network among the 99 collected health topics, 55 bi-directional as well as 23 unidirectional connections were identified and proposed to be added to the corresponding health topic pages. In addition, Mental Disorder related topics were found to be linked to Youth & Child related topics and Daily Health related topics in the subject directory. A mixed research method combining social network analysis and inferential analysis was applied. The recommended connections were evaluated by domain ex- perts and visualized from various perspectives. Suggestions for optimizing and enhancing the current link network among Mental Disorder and related groups of health topics were provided. The findings in this study offered insights to public health portal creators for designing subject directory-based navigation system.
Issue Date:2020-03-23
Series/Report:iConference 2020 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Yifan Zhu and Jin Zhang
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-17

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