Monitoring or avoiding health information--the relation to inner inclination and health status.

  title={Monitoring or avoiding health information--the relation to inner inclination and health status.},
  author={Stefan Ek and Jannica Heinstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Health information and libraries journal},
  volume={28 3},
BACKGROUND The way a person responds to health information, for instance by actively seeking it out or avoiding it, is an important part of overall coping with health issues. This study starts from the assumption that there are individual differences in information behaviour in charged contexts such as when faced with the stress and anxiety of compromised health. OBJECTIVE To shed light on mechanisms through which personal characteristics (locus of control) and world views (sense of coherence… CONTINUE READING

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