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Surfing the internet for health information: an italian survey on use and population choices

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, April 2011
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Title
Surfing the internet for health information: an italian survey on use and population choices
Published in
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, April 2011
DOI 10.1186/1472-6947-11-21
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Authors

Roberta Siliquini, Michele Ceruti, Emanuela Lovato, Fabrizio Bert, Stefania Bruno, Elisabetta De Vito, Giorgio Liguori, Lamberto Manzoli, Gabriele Messina, Davide Minniti, Giuseppe La Torre

Abstract

Recent international sources have described how the rapid expansion of the Internet has precipitated an increase in its use by the general population to search for medical information. Most studies on e-health use investigated either through the prevalence of such use and the social and income patterns of users in selected populations, or the psychological consequences and satisfaction experienced by patients with particular diseases. Few studies have been carried out in Europe that have tried to identify the behavioral consequences of Internet use for health-related purposes in the general population.The aims of this study are to provide information about the prevalence of Internet use for health-related purposes in Italy according to demographic and socio-cultural features, to investigate the impact of the information found on health-related behaviors and choices and to analyze any differences based on health condition, self-rated health and relationships with health professionals and facilities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 1%
France 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Unknown 92 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 18%
Researcher 17 17%
Student > Master 12 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 11%
Student > Bachelor 9 9%
Other 24 24%
Unknown 7 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 22%
Social Sciences 15 15%
Psychology 10 10%
Computer Science 9 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Other 22 22%
Unknown 13 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 02 August 2013.
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#1,786,315
of 4,507,211 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#361
of 754 outputs
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#31,207
of 89,670 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#24
of 39 outputs
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