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OBJECTIVES This research studied motivations for, barriers to, and effects of online health information seeking and explored lay information mediary behavior (LIMB) characteristics in the consumer… (More)
Purpose – In this paper the authors seek to compare lay (consumer) and professional (physician) discourse structures in answers to diabetes‐related questions in a public consumer health information… (More)
We investigate health care provider and lay consumer perspectives in online health communication, information sharing, and use to improve communication that supports healthy everyday life behavior.… (More)
The notion of proxy information seekers or lay mediaries has risen to the forefront of recent information behavior research. Defined broadly as people who seek information on behalf of others without… (More)
“No man (or woman) is an island.”1 While we may instinctively accept this as citizens of a networked, globalized society, Sentell et al. provide empirical evidence of this truth as it relates to… (More)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to respond to Urquhart and Urquhart’s critique of the previous work entitled “Discourse structure differences in lay and professional health communication”,… (More)