Health literacy and willingness to use online health information by teens with asthma and diabetes.

@article{Chisolm2011HealthLA,
  title={Health literacy and willingness to use online health information by teens with asthma and diabetes.},
  author={Deena J. Chisolm and Dana Sue Hardin and Karen S Mccoy and Lauren D Johnson and Ann Scheck McAlearney and William T Gardner},
  journal={Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={676-82}
}
OBJECTIVE This study measured health literacy in a population of teens in treatment for asthma or diabetes and tested the association between health literacy and willingness to use online health resources. MATERIALS AND METHODS About 180 patients aged 13-18 years treated for asthma or diabetes in specialty care clinics completed assessments of demographic characteristics, health literacy, and Internet access and use. Teens were provided a resource page listing selected publically available… CONTINUE READING

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