Help seeking behavior and the Internet: A national survey

@article{Ybarra2006HelpSB,
  title={Help seeking behavior and the Internet: A national survey},
  author={Michele L. Ybarra and Michael Suman},
  journal={International journal of medical informatics},
  year={2006},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={29-41}
}
Health-related websites have the potential to powerfully influence the attitudes and behavior of consumers. Access to reliable disease information online has been linked to reduced anxiety, increased feelings of self-efficacy, and decreases in utilization of ambulatory care. Studies report that Internet health information seekers are more likely to have health concerns; adult seekers are more likely to rate themselves as having poor health status and adolescent seekers are more likely to… CONTINUE READING
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