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German healthcare consumer's perception of the Internet as a source of health related information.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17238336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent to which German health-care consumers seek health related information on line and their perceived importance of the internet, as compared to other sources of health information.
RESEARCH DESIGN: Computer-assisted telephone interviews through which surveys were conducted concomitantly in seven European countries, including Germany. The instrument of the survey was a questionnaire designed in English and subsequently translated in German using a dual focus approach.
SUBJECTS: A household sample generated by random digit dialling, including 934 individuals (age 15-80.
OUTCOME: Internet was used by 675 (72.1%) respondents, 73.5% of whom (53.2% of the total sample) looked for health related information. The importance of internet was rated rather low in comparison with other sources of health related information, while direct contact with healthcare professionals was deemed the most important source of health information by all socio-demographic groups considered, regardless of whether they used the internet or not.
Roxana Corina Dumitru; Thomas Ganslandt; Hans Ullrich Prokosch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1942-597X     ISO Abbreviation:  AMIA Annu Symp Proc     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-22     Completed Date:  2007-09-28     Revised Date:  2013-06-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101209213     Medline TA:  AMIA Annu Symp Proc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Informatics, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Computers*
Consumer Satisfaction
Data Collection
Delivery of Health Care*
Health Education*
Information Services
Internet* / utilization
Middle Aged
Socioeconomic Factors

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