Consumer health information-seeking: Strategies and perspectives of people with chronic illness Frances, Maude en_US Wilson, Concepción S en_US 2021-11-25T12:31:32Z 2021-11-25T12:31:32Z 2004 en_US
dc.description.abstract This presentation is based on interview data from a quantitative and qualitative research project exploring the use of print- and internet-based information sources by people with hepatitis C. Traditional modes of information provision within clinical encounters have been altered by public internet access to resources and information that were previously accessed almost exclusively by health professionals. A national online survey was conducted to discover how people with hepatitis C used the internet to seek information relating to their illness and how they then made use of this information. Those who responded to the survey were asked to volunteer for a follow-up, face-to-face, semi-structured interview. Twenty people, from the Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, were interviewed. Findings indicate that there is a need for greater understanding among medical and information professionals of lay capacities to collect, understand and act upon information from the internet. Unlike people who use the internet for occasional health information, many people with chronic illness develop, over time, complex strategies for accessing, evaluating and applying online information. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (321299) en_US
dc.subject.other Information Storage, Retrieval and Management (280103) en_US
dc.subject.other Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology (370602) en_US
dc.subject.other Information sources en_US
dc.subject.other Consumer health en_US
dc.subject.other Chronic illness en_US
dc.subject.other Internet en_US
dc.title Consumer health information-seeking: Strategies and perspectives of people with chronic illness en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.faculty Business
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName 67th annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Frances, Maude, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Wilson, Concepción S, School of Information Systems, Technology & Management, UNSW en_US Centre for Social Research in Health * School of Information Systems & Technology Management *
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