Using the Internet to access health-related information: results from a nationally representative sample of New Zealand secondary school students

@article{Utter2017UsingTI,
  title={Using the Internet to access health-related information: results from a nationally representative sample of New Zealand secondary school students},
  author={Jennifer Utter and Mathijs F. G. Lucassen and Simon Denny and Theresa Fleming and Roshini Peiris-John and Terryann C. Clark},
  journal={International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health},
  year={2017},
  volume={32}
}
Abstract Objective To determine if secondary school students in New Zealand who report greater health concerns (e.g. significant depressive symptoms) are more likely to use the Internet to access health-related information. Methods A nationally representative health and wellbeing survey was undertaken in 2012 (n = 8500). Multiple regression models were used to examine the associations between students’ use of the Internet to access health-related information and selected outcomes or indicators… 

Tables from this paper

The Importance of User Segmentation for Designing Digital Therapy for Adolescent Mental Health: Findings From Scoping Processes
TLDR
This study demonstrates the importance of scoping possible user needs to inform design processes and defining the preferences of different groups of users may be important for increasing engagement with digital therapies even within specific population and mental health–need groups.
Exploring the role of online health information and social media in the illness experience of arthritis-related fatigue: A focus group study.
TLDR
Three themes provide insight into the ways people with arthritis-related fatigue benefit from online social support, use OHI to support communication with health professionals and how they share health care for arthritis in online spaces.
Sources of Sex Information Used by Young British Women Who Have Sex with Women (WSW) and Women Who Have Sex Exclusively with Men (WSEM): Evidence from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles
There is little consideration about the provision of information about sex to women who have sex with women (WSW). This study drew on data from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and
An analysis of e-cigarette marketing in New Zealand tobacco retail outlets prior to legislative change.
TLDR
This research estimated the proportion of tobacco outlets selling ENDS prior to legislative change, documented ENDS point-of-sale marketing, and examined associations between ENDS availability and outlet type, area-level deprivation, study region, and proximity to a secondary school.
Development Impacts of Free Public Wi-Fi in Johannesburg
Information and communications technologies (ICTs) promise development gains, yet the complexity and opacity of the relationships between ICT initiative and development effect makes it difficult to
The readability and reliability of Greek web-based information on rhinoplasty
TLDR
The reliability of Internet health information in the Greek language on rhinoplasty is mediocre at best and the readability of the respective texts is lower than recommended.
The Importance of User Segmentation for Designing Digital Therapy for Adolescent Mental Health: Findings From Scoping Processes (Preprint)
TLDR
Defining the preferences of different groups of users may be important for increasing engagement with digital therapies even within specific population and mental health–need groups, demonstrates the importance of scoping possible user needs to inform design processes.

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 50 REFERENCES
Characteristics Associated With Use of Public and Private Web Sites as Sources of Health Care Information: Results From a National Survey
TLDR
The frequency with which Americans access health information from governmental and nongovernmental web sites is determined and similarities and differences in the characteristics associated with use of each type are identified to close the digital divide.
Adolescent cybersurfing for health information: a new resource that crosses barriers.
TLDR
For adolescents, the Internet is an accessed and valued information source on a range of sensitive health issues and girls found it more valuable to have information on birth control, diet and nutrition, exercise, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and dating violence.
European citizens' use of E-health services: A study of seven countries
TLDR
The users of Internet health services differ from the general population when it comes to health and demographic variables, and the most common way to use the Internet in health matters is to read information, second comes using the net to decide whether to see a doctor and to prepare for and follow up on doctors' appointments.
University Students’ Views on the Perceived Benefits and Drawbacks of Seeking Help for Mental Health Problems on the Internet: A Qualitative Study
TLDR
Investigation of the attitudes of university students on mental health help-seeking on the Internet found mixed views regarding the ability of people with similar mental health issues to interact on the Web should be considered in the development of Web-based mental health resources.
Seeking professional help for mental health problems, among New Zealand secondary school students
TLDR
The majority of New Zealand secondary school students with mental health problems do not obtain the help they need from general practitioners, and it is important to find ways of identifying adolescents with difficulties and encouraging them to seek help.
The association between socioeconomic deprivation and secondary school students’ health: findings from a latent class analysis of a national adolescent health survey
TLDR
Measures of household socioeconomic deprivation among young people should not be combined with neighbourhood measures of socioeconomic deprivation due to non-linear relationships with health and behaviour indicators, and policies are needed that address household poverty alongside efforts to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in neighbourhoods.
Interventions using new digital media to improve adolescent sexual health: a systematic review.
  • Kylene Guse, D. Levine, M. Gilliam
  • Psychology
    The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
  • 2012
“Friending” Teens: Systematic Review of Social Media in Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care
TLDR
Social media technologies offer an exciting new means for engaging and communicating with adolescents and young adults; it has been successfully used to engage this age group, identify behaviors, and provide appropriate intervention and education.
Who Are the Young People Choosing Web-based Mental Health Support? Findings From the Implementation of Australia's National Web-based Youth Mental Health Service, eheadspace
TLDR
Eheadspace is reaching a unique client group who may not otherwise seek help or who might wait longer before seeking help if in-person mental health support was their only option, and appears to be an important component in a stepped continuum of mental health care.
The Delivery of Public Health Interventions via the Internet: Actualizing Their Potential
TLDR
The effectiveness of public health Internet interventions is examined, with particular attention to their dissemination potential, and several considerations (characterizing reach rates, minimizing attrition, promoting Web site utilization, use of tailored messaging and social networking) that may improve the implementation of Internet interventions and their associated outcomes are discussed.
...
...