Internet use and stigmatized illness.

  title={Internet use and stigmatized illness.},
  author={Magdalena Berger and Todd H. Wagner and Laurence C. Baker},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={61 8},
People with stigmatized illnesses often avoid seeking health care and education. The internet may be a useful health education and outreach tool for this group. This study examined patterns of internet use for health information among those with and without stigmatized illnesses. A national survey of internet users in the USA was conducted. Respondents who self-reported a stigmatized condition-defined as anxiety, depression, herpes, or urinary incontinence-were compared to respondents who… CONTINUE READING
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