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)
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