Recommended

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the web's go-to resource on cystic fibrosis (CF), a genetic lung condition. The site covers virtually all aspects of life related to CF in engaging and consumer-friendly language. Not only that, but the site's videos and illustrations, tools, and resources are particularly helpful. It is recommended as an indispensable CF resource for patients, caregivers, and providers.

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Review Date: 11/6/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

The site's content is easily navigated using the category tabs at the top of the page or the site's robust search bar, which filters results by topic, publication type, author, and/or date.

Visual Design

Contemporary web design that displays bright colors, sharp images, and a dynamic layout that keeps users engaged.

Quality

Engaging content that appears to be comprehensive and detailed, although it lacks references. In fact, it's unclear who is responsible for the content in general. Guidelines, however, are much more authoritative and have excellent references than the general topics.

Credibility

The CF topics lack a sense of authority by not including authors and/or reviewers. Brochures, guides, blogs, and news articles do cite authors. How current the information is varies according to the source. Blogs and new coverage are recent, while health information pages do not include any dates.

Pros

  1. User-friendly and highly engaging content aimed at lay audiences as well as providers and researchers
  2. Incorporates videos and other multimedia resources to enhance the learning experience
  3. Topics are explored in enough depth that users can get a grasp on the subject without providing excessive detail

Cons

  1. Some content may not be current, since no review dates are provided
  2. No author names to assess credibility

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1955 and funded by donations

Accreditations: BBB-accredited charity

Additional Features: Media center, research, care center locator

Languages: English, Spanish

Contact: info@cff.org