Characterizing the Processes for Navigating Internet Health Information Using Real-Time Observations: A Mixed-Methods Approach

@inproceedings{Perez2015CharacterizingTP,
  title={Characterizing the Processes for Navigating Internet Health Information Using Real-Time Observations: A Mixed-Methods Approach},
  author={Susan L. Perez and Debora A. Paterniti and Machelle D. Wilson and Robert A. Bell and Man Shan Chan and Chloe C Villareal and Hien Huy Nguyen and Richard L. Kravitz},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Little is known about the processes people use to find health-related information on the Internet or the individual characteristics that shape selection of information-seeking approaches. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to describe the processes by which users navigate the Internet for information about a hypothetical acute illness and to identify individual characteristics predictive of their information-seeking strategies. METHODS Study participants were recruited from public settings… CONTINUE READING
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