Consumer Use of “Dr Google”: A Survey on Health Information-Seeking Behaviors and Navigational Needs
OPEN Journal of medical Internet research | 31 Dec 2015
K Lee, K Hoti, JD Hughes and LM Emmerton
The Internet provides a platform to access health information and support self-management by consumers with chronic health conditions. Despite recognized barriers to accessing Web-based health information, there is a lack of research quantitatively exploring whether consumers report difficulty finding desired health information on the Internet and whether these consumers would like assistance (ie, navigational needs). Understanding navigational needs can provide a basis for interventions guiding consumers to quality Web-based health resources.
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