Title

Perception of Internet Health Information and Health Professionals

Lead Author Major

Pre-Pharmacy

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Qingwen Dong

Faculty Mentor Department

Communication

Abstract/Artist Statement

A survey of 357 college students at a Northern California four-year private university examined the students’ perception of online health information versus health information from licensed health professionals. The study found that those who used health information websites regularly were likely to trust the information and agreed that the Internet is changing the public’s reliance on health professionals. The Internet is becoming a resourceful complement to traditional patient-doctor interactions. Demographics, gender, limitations of the study, and suggestions for future studies were also discussed.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 221

Start Date

21-4-2011 5:00 PM

End Date

21-4-2011 8:00 PM

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Perception of Internet Health Information and Health Professionals

DeRosa University Center, Room 221

A survey of 357 college students at a Northern California four-year private university examined the students’ perception of online health information versus health information from licensed health professionals. The study found that those who used health information websites regularly were likely to trust the information and agreed that the Internet is changing the public’s reliance on health professionals. The Internet is becoming a resourceful complement to traditional patient-doctor interactions. Demographics, gender, limitations of the study, and suggestions for future studies were also discussed.