Ellen Gay Detlefsen

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The elderly and African Americans are groups sometimes described as vulnerable or at risk for health complications, and both are communities for whom consumer health information is believed to be important. A review of recent research literature on the information behaviors of these two special populations is provided, and information is presented from the(More)
BACKGROUND Adults with low literacy may encounter informational obstacles on the Internet when searching for health information, in part because most health Web sites require at least a high-school reading proficiency for optimal access. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to 1) determine how low-literacy adults independently access and evaluate(More)
  • Elizabeth Marie Larue, Mary Margaret, Kimmel, Sherry Koshman, Deborah Lewis, Dissertation Advisor +2 others
  • 2006
As more users rely on web-based health information there is a growing need to identify reliable information sources. Currently there are a few evaluation approaches for web-based information but they require paper-based materials for note taking or require utilization on a subjective ranking system. In each case, these approaches require an extended period(More)
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