Internet use and the logics of personal empowerment in health.

@article{Lemire2008InternetUA,
  title={Internet use and the logics of personal empowerment in health.},
  author={Marc Lemire and Claude Sicotte and Guy Par{\'e}},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2008},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={130-40}
}
OBJECTIVES The development of personal involvement and responsibility has become a strategic issue in health policy. The main goal of this study is to confirm the coexistence of three logics of personal empowerment through health information found on the Internet. METHODS A theoretical framework was applied to analyze personal empowerment from the user's perspective. A well-established Canadian Web site that offers information on personal health was used as a case study. A close-ended… CONTINUE READING
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