Maria Caiata Zufferey

Learn More
OBJECTIVE Many patients use the Internet to obtain health-related information. It is assumed that health-related Internet information (HRII) will change the consultation practice of physicians. This article explores the strategies, benefits and difficulties from the patients' and physicians' perspective. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were conducted(More)
A website was designed in order to help patients with chronic lower back pain (cLBP) to cope with their condition, relying on the concept of health literacy. A sample of 748 chronic or potentially chronic LBP patients were recruited through health professionals and mass-media channels. Patients were asked to regularly visit the site for a period of twelve(More)
This paper examines the role of an interactive website--named Oneself--on patients' chronic low back pain self-management in the Italian part of Switzerland. As part of a qualitative evaluation, we conducted semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample of 18 Oneself users. Results confirm that the Internet may promote attitudes and behaviors of(More)
  • 1