Information about COVID-19 for deaf people: an analysis of Youtube videos in Brazilian sign language

Nelson Miguel Galindo Neto, Guilherme Guarino de Moura Sá, Juliana de Castro Nunes Pereira, Luciana Uchôa Barbosa, Lívia Moreira Barros, Joselany Áfio Caetano
2021 Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem  
Objective: to analyze YouTube videos with information about COVID-19 in Brazilian sign language. Methods: a cross-sectional study conducted with 402 videos from the YouTube sharing platform. Chi-square, Fisher's exact, Mann-Whitney and Spearman's correlation tests were used. Results: the videos mainly covered COVID-19 prevention (20.6%). There was a positive correlation between video length and number of views (p<0.001). The length of more than 20 minutes was associated with narration only in
more » ... L (p=0.37) and in BSL with audio (p<0.001), while videos with less than 20 minutes were associated with simultaneous narration in BSL, audio and subtitles. Those with narration only in BSL had a similar number of views to those narrated with subtitles and/or audio (p=0.998). Conclusion: the videos were mostly short and included COVID-19 prevention. The longer the video, the greater the number of views. Regardless the presentation of narrations, the videos had a similar number of views.
doi:10.1590/0034-7167-2020-0291 pmid:33533803 fatcat:ghhgbody6vdn7hgwfisq3mdixu