Older adults searching for health information in MedlinePlus - an exploratory study of faceted online search interfaces

@inproceedings{Kules2011OlderAS,
  title={Older adults searching for health information in MedlinePlus - an exploratory study of faceted online search interfaces},
  author={Bill Kules and Bo Xie},
  booktitle={ASIST},
  year={2011}
}
Relatively little is known about how older adults search for health information online, particularly via faceted search interfaces that are increasingly prevalent on the web. To begin to address this gap in the literature, we conducted an exploratory study of older adults’ use of a faceted search interface, MedlinePlus, to search for health information. The study uses selected measures of click behavior along with eye tracking techniques to examine how searchers with limited online search… CONTINUE READING

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