The American Heart Association's Website: Credibility Assessment

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Website Credibility: www.Heart.org/HEARTORG Objective The objective of this study is to identify and evaluate a health-related website within the domain indicated as heart.org or heart.gov. This study will provide empirical evidence to support the website as a credible source for inclusion in a scholarly assignment. Introduction The American Heart Association website, located at www.heart.org/HEARTORG is a website with information on acquiring good health, heath conditions and researcher, caregiver, educator as well as CPR and ECC information. The purpose of the American Heart Association website is the education of the public about healthy heart care and management. The American Heart Association website was located using the Google search engine. Website Analysis Authority The American Heart Association website reports as its objectives and mission to include the construction of lives that are healthy and free or cardiovascular diseases and stroke." (American Heart Association, 2013, p.1) The American Heart Association website contains information about healthy nutrition and other heart-related health care matters. Information Reported as the most popular articles published online the American Heart Association website are those addressing such as: (1) blood pressure readings; (2) heart attack symptoms in women; (3) the symptoms of high blood pressure; (4) low blood pressure; and (5) cholesterol levels. Objectivity Research findings are presented

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