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Indirect effects of contextual factors on patients’ consultations with healthcare professionals about health information found online

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (72nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (67th percentile)

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Title
Indirect effects of contextual factors on patients’ consultations with healthcare professionals about health information found online
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1713-y
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Authors

Younsook Yeo

Abstract

E-health users are encouraged to consult healthcare professionals about the health information they found online because it facilitates e-health users to participate in an informed decision-making process with healthcare professionals on treatment options. However, few studies have examined the path of how e-health users consult healthcare professionals about the health information. Using psychological empowerment, which claims that empowering individuals requires understanding contextual factors that interact with the individuals' intrapsychic factors, this study tested a hypothesis: the contextual factors play an indirect role between patients' perceived poor health and their consultations with healthcare professionals about the health information found online, holding predisposing factors constant. The data were collected from the Health Information National Trends Survey and used a subsample of e-health users who used healthcare services during the past year. The subsample (N = 2,297) was analyzed using structural equation modeling (SEM). The SEM analysis supported the hypothesized indirect model. Meanwhile, patients with low socioeconomic statuses tended to score high in the outcome measurement of the contextual factors; however, they tended not to consult professionals. It is important to acknowledge contextual factors, which encompass communication and relational aspects as well as the process and outcomes of treatments, when empowering e-health users to use e-health tools meaningfully and become empowered in caring for their own health. Particularly, those with low income and education levels were the less powered or powerless patients: they tended not to be competent in having a voice and discussing the health information that they found online with professionals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 21%
Other 2 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 14%
Other 3 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 4 29%
Social Sciences 4 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 7%
Other 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 October 2016.
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#1,749,971
of 8,472,367 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#848
of 3,151 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#68,230
of 253,310 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#63
of 198 outputs
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