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Searching for sickness online: The new world of cyberchondriacs

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This study examined factors which may influence health information seeking intentions among adults. A sample of 245 American adults participated in the study. Most participants reportedly sought information from non-government health websites, online forums, government health websites and/or health professionals online. Results show that information seeking was positively predicted by health anxiety and Internet self-efficacy. By contrast, gender, neuroticism and Internet use were not found to be predictors of online health information seeking.

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Name: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
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lagoe, carolyn. and Atkin, David. "Searching for sickness online: The new world of cyberchondriacs" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC, Aug 08, 2013 <Not Available>. 2018-08-30 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p670731_index.html>

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lagoe, c. and Atkin, D. , 2013-08-08 "Searching for sickness online: The new world of cyberchondriacs" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC Online <PDF>. 2018-08-30 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p670731_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: This study examined factors which may influence health information seeking intentions among adults. A sample of 245 American adults participated in the study. Most participants reportedly sought information from non-government health websites, online forums, government health websites and/or health professionals online. Results show that information seeking was positively predicted by health anxiety and Internet self-efficacy. By contrast, gender, neuroticism and Internet use were not found to be predictors of online health information seeking.


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Peer Communication About Sexual Health: Effects of Anxiety, Outcome Expectancy, and Efficacy on Young AdultsÂ’ Information-Seeking Decisions


 
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