Health literacy in a complex digital media landscape: Pediatric obesity patients’ experiences with online weight, food, and health information

@article{Holmberg2019HealthLI,
  title={Health literacy in a complex digital media landscape: Pediatric obesity patients’ experiences with online weight, food, and health information},
  author={Christopher Holmberg and Christina Berg and Jovanna Dahlgren and Lauren Lissner and John Eric Chaplin},
  journal={Health Informatics Journal},
  year={2019},
  volume={25},
  pages={1343 - 1357}
}
This study aimed to explore experiences with online information regarding food, weight management, and health in a group of adolescents in treatment for obesity. Individual semi-structured interviews with 20 adolescents were conducted. Participants used a screen-recorded laptop to demonstrate their search procedures and online information sources. The transcribed interviews were categorized using qualitative content analysis. The adolescents described both encouraging and discouraging… 

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