Internet use

Internet use

Use of the Internet for health information by the chronically ill

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English
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Online
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Todd H. Wagner
Laurence C. Baker
Kate Bundorf
Sara Singer
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Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Looks at Internet use for health information by people with chronic conditions (hypertension, diabetes, cancer, heart problems, and/or depression). Finds that use of the Internet by these patients is moderate, and that self-reported effects on choice of treatment or provider are small but noteworthy.

Setting the public agenda for online health search: a white paper and action agenda

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English
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Online
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Liza Greenberg
Guy D'Andrea
Dan Lorence
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URAC
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Examines and reviews factors influencing the results of online (Internet) consumer health searches. Provides a series of recommendations that address both research needs and actions that could be implemented by groups interested in improving the results of online health searches.

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How do consumers search for and appraise information on medicines on the Internet? A qualitative study using focus groups

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English
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Online
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Geraldine Peterson
Parisa Aslani
Kylie A Williams
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Publication Date: 
2003

Explores consumer experiences in searching for and appraising Internet-based information on medicines.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Health related virtual communities and electronic support groups: systematic review of the effects of onlie peer to peer interac

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Gunther Eysenbach
John Powell
Marina Englesakis
Carlos Rizo
Anita Stern
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British Medical Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Compiles and evaluates the evidence on the effects on health and social outcomes of computer based peer to peer communities and electronic self support groups, used by people to discuss health related issues remotely. Concludes that quantitative studies with factorial design or evaluating pure peer to peer interventions are needed to provide robust evidence on the effects of peer to peer support groups.

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ISSN 14685833

Health technology assessment on the Net: a guide to Internet sources of information

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English
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Liza Chan
Leigh-Ann Topfer
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Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Edmonton, AB

Compiliation of useful websites to investigate when conducting a Health Technology Assesment (HTA).

Generation Rx.com: how young people use the Internet for health information

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English
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Online
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Victoria Rideout
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Publication Date: 
2001
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Menlo Park, CA

Explores how and if young people use the Internet to find health information. Given that young people often have sensitive health questions and there is much health information available online, study looks at youth use of the Internet for health and nonhealth related information including their encounters and feelings about Internet filters and pornography. Results reveal that young people use Internet frequently to get health information. Concludes by recommending that additional research be done on the quality of online health information for young people, the role of search engines in shaping what information is found, and the possible impact of Internet filtering on young people’s access to health information.

See no evil: how Internet filters affect the search for online health information

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Victoria Rideout
Caroline Richardson
Paul Resnick
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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Menlo Park, CA

Study examines whether Internet filters are likely to hamper young people’s access to health information. Measures the rate at which 7 filters block both pornography and non-pornographic health information during simulated health searches. Compares results for low, intermediate, and highly restrictive filter configuration levels. Concludes that using a more restrictive level does not significantly increase a filter’s effectiveness at blocking pornography, but it does significantly increase the overblocking of potentially important health content.

Evaluating health information on the Internet

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BC HealthFiles
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British Columbia Ministry of Health Planning
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Victoria, BC

Provides direction for people looking for health information online. Lists common things to watch out for, as well as how to evaluate information found.

Looking for wellness on the Web

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Chinese
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deb kozak
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Ontario Breast Cancer Screening Program
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ISSN 08293708

E-quality for women

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English
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Author: 
Jo Sutton (ed.)
Scarlet Pollock (ed.)
Publisher: 
Womenspace
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Almonte, ON

Examines central issues raised by women's organizations during the 2002 pan-Canadian online consultation with women and women's equality organizations and the 2003 international discussions on Women and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

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ADVO.W66 2003
ISBN 0968290124
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