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Online Health Information Seeking Behaviors of Hispanics in New York City: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study
by Young Ji Lee, Bernadette Boden-Albala, Elaine Larson, Adam Wilcox, Suzanne Bakken
(Published on 22 Jul 2014)
Background: The emergence of the Internet has increased access to health information and can facilitate active individual engagement in health care decision making. Hispanics are the fastest-growing minority group in the United States and are also the most underserved in terms of access to online health information. A growing body of literature has examined correlates of online health information seeking behaviors (HISBs), but few studies have included Hispanics. Objective: The specific aim of this descriptive, correlational study was to examine factors associated with HISBs of Hispanics. Methods: The study sample (N=4070) was recruited from five postal zip codes in northern Manhattan for the Washington Heights Inwood Informatics Infrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research...
A Web-Based Non-Intrusive Ambient System to Measure and Classify Activities of Daily Living
by Reto A Stucki, Prabitha Urwyler, Luca Rampa, René Müri, Urs P Mosimann, Tobias Nef
(Published on 21 Jul 2014)
Background: The number of older adults in the global population is increasing. This demographic shift leads to an increasing prevalence of age-associated disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. With the progression of the disease, the risk for institutional care increases, which contrasts with the desire of most patients to stay in their home environment. Despite doctors’ and caregivers’ awareness of the patient’s cognitive status, they are often uncertain about its consequences on activities of daily living (ADL). To provide effective care, they need to know how patients cope with ADL, in particular, the estimation of risks associated with the cognitive decline. The occurrence, performance, and duration of different ADL are important...
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