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Cause and effect: the linkage between the health information seeking behavior and the online environment--a review.

Bratucu R, Gheorghe IR, Purcarea RM, Gheorghe CM, Popa Velea O, Purcarea VL - J Med Life (2014)

Bottom Line: Unfortunately, in health care consumers' views, the trustworthiness of health authorities and institutions has declined in the last years.So, consumers have found a new solution to their health problems, that is, the Internet.Therefore, due to the available technology, consumers have more outlets to search for information.

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Affiliation: "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucaharest, Romania.

ABSTRACT
Today, health care consumers are taking more control over their health care problems, investing more time in finding and getting information as well as looking for proper methods in order to investigate more closely the health care information received from their physicians. Unfortunately, in health care consumers' views, the trustworthiness of health authorities and institutions has declined in the last years. So, consumers have found a new solution to their health problems, that is, the Internet. Recently, studies revealed that consumers seeking for health information have more options to look for data in comparison to the methods used a few years ago. Therefore, due to the available technology, consumers have more outlets to search for information. For instance, the Internet is a source that has revolutionized the way consumers seek data due its customized methods of assessing both quantitative and qualitative information which may be achieved with minimal effort and low costs, offering at the same time, several advantages such as making the decision process more efficient.

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The link between intangibility, perceived risk and consequences
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Figure 2: The link between intangibility, perceived risk and consequences

Mentions: Experts researched the conclusion that intangibility is positively correlated to the perception risk [17]. Actually, generality has been thought to increase the degree of perceived risk levels [17] because of the lack of specific attributes and at the high level of variability which leads to an increase of perceived risk (Fig. 2).


Cause and effect: the linkage between the health information seeking behavior and the online environment--a review.

Bratucu R, Gheorghe IR, Purcarea RM, Gheorghe CM, Popa Velea O, Purcarea VL - J Med Life (2014)

The link between intangibility, perceived risk and consequences
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4233431&req=5

Figure 2: The link between intangibility, perceived risk and consequences
Mentions: Experts researched the conclusion that intangibility is positively correlated to the perception risk [17]. Actually, generality has been thought to increase the degree of perceived risk levels [17] because of the lack of specific attributes and at the high level of variability which leads to an increase of perceived risk (Fig. 2).

Bottom Line: Unfortunately, in health care consumers' views, the trustworthiness of health authorities and institutions has declined in the last years.So, consumers have found a new solution to their health problems, that is, the Internet.Therefore, due to the available technology, consumers have more outlets to search for information.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucaharest, Romania.

ABSTRACT
Today, health care consumers are taking more control over their health care problems, investing more time in finding and getting information as well as looking for proper methods in order to investigate more closely the health care information received from their physicians. Unfortunately, in health care consumers' views, the trustworthiness of health authorities and institutions has declined in the last years. So, consumers have found a new solution to their health problems, that is, the Internet. Recently, studies revealed that consumers seeking for health information have more options to look for data in comparison to the methods used a few years ago. Therefore, due to the available technology, consumers have more outlets to search for information. For instance, the Internet is a source that has revolutionized the way consumers seek data due its customized methods of assessing both quantitative and qualitative information which may be achieved with minimal effort and low costs, offering at the same time, several advantages such as making the decision process more efficient.

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Related in: MedlinePlus