Reach out! <> A social community web site evaluated by SPAT and DISCERN

Elizabeth LaRue, Ann Mitchell, Kelly Gonzalez

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Two Web page evaluation tools, SPAT and DISCERN, were used to evaluate the quality of Reach Out!, a Web site that seeks to improve the mental health and well-being of young people ages 16-25. The utility of the two Web page evaluation tools is discussed along with the evaluation methods used to assess the quality of the Web site. Included in the review is a brief overview of the Reach Out! Web site, its purpose, features, and usefulness for providing mental health information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-89
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009


  • Consumer health
  • Depression
  • Evaluation tools
  • Mental health
  • ReachOut!
  • SPAT
  • Suicide
  • Web page evaluation
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)


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