The Consequences of Seniors Seeking Health Information Using the Internet and Other Sources

@article{Medlock2013TheCO,
  title={The Consequences of Seniors Seeking Health Information Using the Internet and Other Sources},
  author={Stephanie Medlock and Saeid Eslami and Marjan Askari and Danielle Sent and Sophia E. de Rooij and Ameen Abu-Hanna},
  journal={Studies in health technology and informatics},
  year={2013},
  volume={192},
  pages={457-60}
}
The internet is viewed as an important channel for patient empowerment, enabling patients to feel more knowledgeable and take action to improve their own health. Internet use among seniors in the Netherlands is increasing, but it is not known if they also use it for health information, nor if seeking information on the internet has different consequences for empowerment than seeking information from other sources. We sought to investigate seniors' use of the internet compared to other resources… CONTINUE READING