Geosciences Faculty Research

Title

Web-Based Hypothermia Information: A Critical Assessment of Internet Resources and a Comparison to Peer-Reviewed Literature

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 3-2015

Abstract

Hypothermia is a medical condition characterized by a drop in core body temperature, and it is a considerable source of winter weather-related vulnerability in mid-/high-latitude areas. Heat vulnerability research, including assessments of internet-based resources, is more thoroughly represented in the peer-reviewed literature than cold-related vulnerability research. This study was undertaken to summarize available web-based hypothermia information, and then determine its scientific validity compared to the peer-reviewed literature.

Publication Title

Perspectives in Public Health

Volume

135

Issue

2

First Page

85

Last Page

91