Public perceptions of Internet-based health scams, and factors that promote engagement with them.

  title={Public perceptions of Internet-based health scams, and factors that promote engagement with them.},
  author={Bernie Garrett and Emilie Mallia and Joseph Anthony},
  journal={Health \& social care in the community},
The prevalence of health scams in Canada is increasing, facilitated by the rise of the Internet as a mass communication medium. However, little is known about the nature of this phenomena. Building on previous work exploring the nature of Internet health scams (IHS), this project sought to better understand the reasons why people engaged with IHS, and if contemporary psychosocial theory can help explain IHS engagement. A mixed-methods study, involving a web-based survey incorporating… 

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  • M. Juli
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    Psychiatria Danubina
  • 2017
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