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Seeking health information and support online: does it differ as a function of engagement in risky health behaviors? Evidence from the health information national trends survey.

Shahab, L; Brown, J; Gardner, B; Smith, SG; (2014) Seeking health information and support online: does it differ as a function of engagement in risky health behaviors? Evidence from the health information national trends survey. J Med Internet Res , 16 (11) , Article e253. 10.2196/jmir.3368. Green open access

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Abstract

The Internet is an important tool to deliver health behavior interventions, yet little is known about Internet access and use of health-related information, or support, by the intended intervention recipients.

Type: Article
Title: Seeking health information and support online: does it differ as a function of engagement in risky health behaviors? Evidence from the health information national trends survey.
Location: Canada
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.3368
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.3368
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright ©Lion Shahab, Jamie Brown, Benjamin Gardner, Samuel George Smith. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (http://www.jmir.org), 06.11.2014. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work, first published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is properly cited.
Keywords: Internet-based intervention, health information and national trends survey (HINTS), health-risk behavior, information seeking, online support
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Behavioural Science and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1450865
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