Published on in Vol 5, No 4 (2003):

How do Consumers Search for and Appraise Information on Medicines on the Internet? A Qualitative Study Using Focus Groups

How do Consumers Search for and Appraise Information on Medicines on the Internet? A Qualitative Study Using Focus Groups

How do Consumers Search for and Appraise Information on Medicines on the Internet? A Qualitative Study Using Focus Groups

Journals

  1. Kell B. Young people's experiences of online health information. British Journal of School Nursing 2011;6(10):489 View
  2. García M, Cárdenas S, Piñan O, Trigueros M, Campos R, González C. El Internet como fuente de información sobre la salud: la visión de estudiantes de Andalucía, España. Global Health Promotion 2015;22(1):100 View
  3. Georgsson S, Spoel L, Ferm J, Carlsson T. Quality of web pages about second‐trimester medical abortion: A cross‐sectional study of readability, comprehensiveness, and transparency. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2019;75(11):2683 View
  4. Dong P, Loh M, Mondry A. Relevance similarity: an alternative means to monitor information retrieval systems. Biomedical Digital Libraries 2005;2(1) View
  5. Bernhard G, Ose D, Baudendistel I, Seidling H, Stützle M, Szecsenyi J, Wensing M, Mahler C. Understanding Challenges, Strategies, and the Role of Support Networks in Medication Self-management Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes Educator 2017;43(2):190 View
  6. RHEBERGEN M, VAN DIJK F, HULSHOF C. Can Workers Answer Their Questions about Occupational Safety and Health: Challenges and Solutions. Industrial Health 2012;50(3):239 View
  7. Georgsson S, Krautmeyer S, Sundqvist E, Carlsson T. Abortion-related worries, fears and preparedness: a Swedish Web-based exploratory and retrospective qualitative study. The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 2019;24(5):380 View
  8. Rieh S, Danielson D. Credibility: A multidisciplinary framework. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology 2007;41(1):307 View
  9. Lunt N, Hardey M, Mannion R. Nip, Tuck and Click: Medical Tourism and the Emergence of Web-Based Health Information. The Open Medical Informatics Journal 2010;4(1):1 View
  10. Ghoshal M, Walji M. Quality of medication information available on retail pharmacy Web sites. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2006;2(4):479 View
  11. Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä M, Saari J, Närhi U, Karjalainen A, Pylkkänen K, Airaksinen M, Bell J. How and why do people with depression access and utilize online drug information: A qualitative study. Journal of Affective Disorders 2009;114(1-3):333 View
  12. Bezner S, Hodgman E, Diesen D, Clayton J, Minkes R, Langer J, Chen L. Pediatric surgery on YouTube™: Is the truth out there?. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2014;49(4):586 View
  13. Kim H, Park S, Bozeman I. Online health information search and evaluation: observations and semi-structured interviews with college students and maternal health experts. Health Information & Libraries Journal 2011;28(3):188 View
  14. Puspitasari I, Moriyama K, Fukui K, Numao M. Effects of Individual Health Topic Familiarity on Activity Patterns During Health Information Searches. JMIR Medical Informatics 2015;3(1):e16 View
  15. Childs S. Judging the quality of internet‐based health information. Performance Measurement and Metrics 2005;6(2):80 View
  16. Adams S, Bont A, Berg M. Looking for answers, constructing reliability: An exploration into how Dutch patients check web-based medical information. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2006;75(1):66 View
  17. Tavare A, Alsafi A, Hamady M. Analysis of the Quality of Information Obtained About Uterine Artery Embolization From the Internet. CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology 2012;35(6):1355 View
  18. Jung W, Chung M, Rhee E. The Effects of Attractiveness and Source Expertise on Online Health Sites. Health Communication 2018;33(8):962 View
  19. Bailey S, Shrank W, Parker R, Davis T, Wolf M. Medication label improvement: An issue at the intersection of health literacy and patient safety. Journal of Communication in Healthcare 2009;2(3):294 View
  20. Jong S, Drummond M. Exploring online fitness culture and young females. Leisure Studies 2016;35(6):758 View
  21. Benetoli A, Chen T, Aslani P. Consumer Health-Related Activities on Social Media: Exploratory Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017;19(10):e352 View
  22. De Freitas J, Falls B, Haque O, Bursztajn H. Vulnerabilities to misinformation in online pharmaceutical marketing. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2013;106(5):184 View
  23. Renahy E, Chauvin P. Internet uses for health information seeking. Revue d'Épidémiologie et de Santé Publique 2006;54(3):263 View
  24. Clauson K, Polen H, Boulos M, Dzenowagis J. Scope, Completeness, and Accuracy of Drug Information in Wikipedia. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2008;42(12):1814 View
  25. Vogel T, Kleib M, Davidson S, Scott S. Parental Evaluation of a Nurse Practitioner-Developed Pediatric Neurosurgery Website. JMIR Research Protocols 2016;5(2):e55 View
  26. Seçkin G, Yeatts D, Hughes S, Hudson C, Bell V. Being an Informed Consumer of Health Information and Assessment of Electronic Health Literacy in a National Sample of Internet Users: Validity and Reliability of the e-HLS Instrument. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2016;18(7):e161 View
  27. Marshall L, Williams D. Health information: does quality count for the consumer?. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science 2006;38(3):141 View
  28. Carroll A, Zimmerman F, Rivara F, Ebel B, Christakis D. Perceptions About Computers and the Internet in a Pediatric Clinic Population. Ambulatory Pediatrics 2005;5(2):122 View
  29. Sheridan J, Kelly F, Oughton J, Al-Jubbawey A, Grey M, Hussein S, Jayetileke E, Mehta M, Nair S. Importation of prescription medicines into New Zealand: a snapshot of intercepted products. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2011;33(1):80 View
  30. Adams S. Revisiting the online health information reliability debate in the wake of “web 2.0”: An inter-disciplinary literature and website review. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2010;79(6):391 View
  31. Sillence E, Briggs P, Harris P, Fishwick L. A framework for understanding trust factors in web-based health advice. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 2006;64(8):697 View
  32. Wilczynski N, McKibbon K, Walter S, Garg A, Haynes R. MEDLINE clinical queries are robust when searching in recent publishing years. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2013;20(2):363 View
  33. Diviani N, Obrenovic J, Montoya C, Karcz K, Soundy A. Disentangling health information appraisal competence: Results from an interdisciplinary scoping review and online consultation among Swiss stakeholders. PLOS ONE 2020;15(7):e0235474 View
  34. Morahan-Martin J. How Internet Users Find, Evaluate, and Use Online Health Information: A Cross-Cultural Review. CyberPsychology & Behavior 2004;7(5):497 View
  35. Takahashi Y, Ohura T, Ishizaki T, Okamoto S, Miki K, Naito M, Akamatsu R, Sugimori H, Yoshiike N, Miyaki K, Shimbo T, Nakayama T. Internet Use for Health-Related Information via Personal Computers and Cell Phones in Japan: A Cross-Sectional Population-Based Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2011;13(4):e110 View
  36. Sillence E, Briggs P, Harris P, Fishwick L. Going online for health advice: Changes in usage and trust practices over the last five years. Interacting with Computers 2007;19(3):397 View
  37. Giudice K. Crowdsourcing credibility: The impact of audience feedback on Web page credibility. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 2010;47(1):1 View
  38. San Giorgi M, de Groot O, Dikkers F. Quality and readability assessment of websites related to recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. The Laryngoscope 2017;127(10):2293 View
  39. Carlsson T, Axelsson O. Patient Information Websites About Medically Induced Second-Trimester Abortions: A Descriptive Study of Quality, Suitability, and Issues. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017;19(1):e8 View
  40. Ostry A, Young M, Hughes M. The quality of nutritional information available on popular websites: a content analysis. Health Education Research 2007;23(4):648 View
  41. Fuzzell L, Richards M, Fraenkel L, Stark S, Politi M. What information can the lay public find about osteoporosis treatment? A descriptive study coding the content and quality of bisphosphonate information on the internet. Osteoporosis International 2019;30(11):2299 View
  42. Keaver L, Callaghan H, Walsh L, Houlihan C. Nutrition guidance for cancer patients and survivors—A review of the websites of Irish healthcare and charitable organisations and cancer centres. European Journal of Cancer Care 2020;29(2) View
  43. Rhebergen M, Lenderink A, van Dijk F, Hulshof C. Comparing the Use of an Online Expert Health Network against Common Information Sources to Answer Health Questions. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2012;14(1):e9 View
  44. Whelan A, Jurgens T, Bowles S, Doyle H. Efficacy of Natural Health Products in Treating Osteoporosis: What is the Quality of Internet Patient Advice?. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2009;43(5):899 View
  45. Georgsson S, Carlsson T. Readability of web-based sources about induced abortion: a cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2020;20(1) View
  46. Castle J, Chalmers I, Atkinson P, Badenoch D, Oxman A, Austvoll-Dahlgren A, Nordheim L, Krause L, Schwartz L, Woloshin S, Burls A, Mosconi P, Hoffmann T, Cusack L, Albarqouni L, Glasziou P, Puebla I. Establishing a library of resources to help people understand key concepts in assessing treatment claims—The “Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library” (CARL). PLOS ONE 2017;12(7):e0178666 View
  47. Wolf M, Davis T, Shrank W, Neuberger M, Parker R. A critical review of FDA-approved Medication Guides. Patient Education and Counseling 2006;62(3):316 View
  48. Sillence E, Briggs P. Please advise: using the Internet for health and financial advice. Computers in Human Behavior 2007;23(1):727 View
  49. Eriksson C, Skinstad M, Georgsson S, Carlsson T. Quality of websites about long-acting reversible contraception: a descriptive cross-sectional study. Reproductive Health 2019;16(1) View
  50. Takahashi K, Kanda H, Mizushima S. Growing Concerns With the Flow of Misinformation From Electronic Books. interactive Journal of Medical Research 2013;2(1):e10 View
  51. Sidhu H, Raynor D, Knapp P. Evaluation of website medicines information content, in comparison with official patient information. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2010;14(3):189 View
  52. Bates B, Romina S, Ahmed R. The effect of improved readability scores on consumers’ perceptions of the quality of health information on the internet. Journal of Cancer Education 2007;22(1):15 View
  53. Cooper C, Gelb C, Vaughn A, Smuland J, Hughes A, Hawkins N. Directing the public to evidence-based online content. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2015;22(e1):e39 View
  54. Meyfroidt S, Aeyels D, Van Audenhove C, Verlinde C, Peers J, Panella M, Vanhaecht K. How do patients with uncontrolled diabetes in the Brussels-Capital Region seek and use information sources for their diet?. Primary Health Care Research & Development 2013;14(03):229 View
  55. Boden C. Overcoming the linguistic divide: a barrier to consumer health information. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association / Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada 2014;30(3):75 View
  56. AlGhamdi K, Almohedib M. Internet use by dermatology outpatients to search for health information. International Journal of Dermatology 2011;50(3):292 View
  57. Austvoll-Dahlgren A, Nsangi A, Semakula D. Interventions and assessment tools addressing key concepts people need to know to appraise claims about treatment effects: a systematic mapping review. Systematic Reviews 2016;5(1) View
  58. Jordan M, Haywood T. Evaluation of Internet Websites Marketing Herbal Weight-Loss Supplements to Consumers. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2007;13(9):1035 View
  59. Lau A, Coiera E. Impact of Web Searching and Social Feedback on Consumer Decision Making: A Prospective Online Experiment. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2008;10(1):e2 View
  60. Wallace L, Turner L, Ballard J, Keenum A, Weiss B. Evaluation of Web-Based Osteoporosis Educational Materials. Journal of Women's Health 2005;14(10):936 View
  61. Raban M, Tariq A, Richardson L, Byrne M, Robinson M, Li L, Westbrook J, Baysari M. Evaluation of Web-Based Consumer Medication Information: Content and Usability of 4 Australian Websites. Interactive Journal of Medical Research 2016;5(3):e21 View
  62. Kortum P, Edwards C, Richards-Kortum R. The Impact of Inaccurate Internet Health Information in a Secondary School Learning Environment. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2008;10(2):e17 View
  63. Zhu X, Qiu X, Wu D, Chen S, Xiong J, Du H, Dai Z, Hoang J, Peng A, He S, Duan J, Chen L, Reed P. Reliability of information about the use of antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy from three major web search engines in China. PLOS ONE 2018;13(12):e0208783 View
  64. Jiménez-Pernett J, García-Gutiérrez J, Bermúdez-Tamayo C, Labry-Lima A. Webliografía sobre salud para adolescentes y jóvenes. Revista de Calidad Asistencial 2010;25(1):4 View
  65. Meaney S, Cussen L, Greene R, O'Donoghue K. Reaction on Twitter to a Cluster of Perinatal Deaths: A Mixed Method Study. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 2016;2(2):e36 View
  66. Walther J, Wang Z, Loh T. The Effect of Top-Level Domains and Advertisements on Health Web Site Credibility. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2004;6(3):e24 View
  67. Gray N, Klein J, Noyce P, Sesselberg T, Cantrill J. Health information-seeking behaviour in adolescence: the place of the internet. Social Science & Medicine 2005;60(7):1467 View
  68. Peterson-Clark G, Aslani P, Williams K. Pharmacists’ online information literacy: an assessment of their use of Internet-based medicines information. Health Information & Libraries Journal 2010;27(3):208 View
  69. Cooper C, Mallon K, Leadbetter S, Pollack L, Peipins L. Cancer Internet Search Activity on a Major Search Engine, United States 2001-2003. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2005;7(3):e36 View
  70. Al-Taha M, Al Youha S, Bull C, Butler M, Williams J. What Are Your Patients Reading Online About Soft-tissue Fillers? An Analysis of Internet Information. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open 2016;4(7):e824 View
  71. Austvoll‐Dahlgren A, Danielsen S, Opheim E, Bjørndal A, Reinar L, Flottorp S, Oxman A, Helseth S. Development of a complex intervention to improve health literacy skills. Health Information & Libraries Journal 2013;30(4):278 View
  72. Austvoll-Dahlgren A, Oxman A, Chalmers I, Nsangi A, Glenton C, Lewin S, Morelli A, Rosenbaum S, Semakula D, Sewankambo N. Key concepts that people need to understand to assess claims about treatment effects. Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine 2015;8(3):112 View
  73. Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä M, Bell J, Helakorpi S, Närhi U, Pelkonen A, Airaksinen M. Is the Internet replacing health professionals? A population survey on sources of medicines information among people with mental disorders. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2011;46(5):373 View
  74. Borja-Hart N, Hohmeier K. Availability of drug information on community pharmacy websites in Tennessee. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2017;25(3):244 View
  75. Aston J, Wilson K, Terry D. The treatment-related experiences of parents, children and young people with regular prescribed medication. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2019;41(1):113 View
  76. López Marcos P, Sanz-Valero J. Presencia y adecuación de los principios activos farmacológicos en la edición española de la Wikipedia. Atención Primaria 2013;45(2):101 View
  77. Hall C, Lunt N, Carrera P. Systematic review of web sites for prospective medical tourists. Tourism Review 2011;66(1/2):57 View
  78. Kurimoto F, Hori S, Satoh H, Miki A, Sawada Y. Development of Internet-based System to Collect and Provide Drug Information for Patients/Consumers. YAKUGAKU ZASSHI 2013;133(9):1023 View
  79. Chen Y, Li C, Liang J, Tsai C. Health Information Obtained From the Internet and Changes in Medical Decision Making: Questionnaire Development and Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2018;20(2):e47 View
  80. Paul M, White R, Horvitz E. Search and Breast Cancer. ACM Transactions on the Web 2016;10(2):1 View
  81. Seale C. New directions for critical internet health studies: representing cancer experience on the web. Sociology of Health and Illness 2005;27(4):515 View
  82. Kitikannakorn N, Sitthiworanan C. Searching for health information on the Internet by undergraduate students in Phitsanulok, Thailand. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health 2009;21(3) View
  83. Wang S. Web-Based Medical Service: Technology Attractiveness, Medical Creditability, Information Source, and Behavior Intention. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017;19(8):e285 View
  84. de Boer M, Versteegen G, van Wijhe M. Patients’ use of the Internet for pain-related medical information. Patient Education and Counseling 2007;68(1):86 View
  85. Nicolson D, Knapp P, Gardner P, Raynor D. Combining Concurrent and Sequential Methods to Examine the Usability and Readability of Websites With Information About Medicines. Journal of Mixed Methods Research 2011;5(1):25 View
  86. Torrent-Sellens J, Díaz-Chao Á, Soler-Ramos I, Saigí-Rubió F. Modelling and Predicting eHealth Usage in Europe: A Multidimensional Approach From an Online Survey of 13,000 European Union Internet Users. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2016;18(7):e188 View
  87. Huvila I. Information sources and perceived success in corporate finance. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 2010;61(11):2219 View
  88. Närhi U, Pohjanoksa-Mäntylä M, Karjalainen A, Saari J, Wahlroos H, Airaksinen M, Bell S. The DARTS tool for assessing online medicines information. Pharmacy World & Science 2008;30(6):898 View
  89. De Rouck S, Leys M. Illness trajectory and Internet as a health information and communication channel used by parents of infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2013;69(7):1489 View
  90. Yan Y, Kung C, Fang S, Chen Y. Transparency of Mandatory Information Disclosure and Concerns of Health Services Providers and Consumers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2017;14(1):53 View
  91. Nguyen V, Sugiyama K, Kan M, Halder K. Neural side effect discovery from user credibility and experience-assessed online health discussions. Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2020;11(1) View
  92. Bates B, Romina S, Ahmed R, Hopson D. The effect of source credibility on consumers' perceptions of the quality of health information on the Internet. Medical Informatics and the Internet in Medicine 2006;31(1):45 View
  93. Carlsson T, Melander Marttala U, Wadensten B, Bergman G, Axelsson O, Mattsson E. Quality of Patient Information Websites About Congenital Heart Defects: Mixed-Methods Study of Perspectives Among Individuals With Experience of a Prenatal Diagnosis. Interactive Journal of Medical Research 2017;6(2):e15 View
  94. Ogino D, Takahashi K, Sato H. Characteristics of clinical trial websites: information distribution between ClinicalTrials.gov and 13 primary registries in the WHO registry network. Trials 2014;15(1):428 View
  95. Nokes K, Reyes D, Hickey D. Perceptions of low income HIV+ persons about finding accurate web-based health information. Applied Nursing Research 2018;42:70 View
  96. Sun Y, Zhang Y, Gwizdka J, Trace C. Consumer Evaluation of the Quality of Online Health Information: Systematic Literature Review of Relevant Criteria and Indicators. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2019;21(5):e12522 View
  97. Cusack L, Desha L, Del Mar C, Hoffmann T. A qualitative study exploring high school students’ understanding of, and attitudes towards, health information and claims. Health Expectations 2017;20(5):1163 View
  98. Campo S, Askelson N, Spies E, Losch M. Caution, The Use of Humor May Lead to Confusion: Evaluation of a Video Podcast of the Midwest Teen Sex Show. American Journal of Sexuality Education 2010;5(3):201 View
  99. Akram G, Boyter A, Thomson A. Evaluation of antipsychotic information on UK schizophrenia websites. The Psychiatrist 2010;34(10):422 View
  100. Castle N, Sonon K. Internet Resources and Searching for a Residential Care Setting: What Information Is Available for Consumers?. Journal of Applied Gerontology 2006;25(3):214 View
  101. Burghle A, Abrahamsen B, Lundby C, Rossing C, Hansen R, Nørgaard L, Pottegård A. Customers’ information seeking behavior prior to community pharmacy visits: A community pharmacy survey. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2020;16(10):1442 View
  102. Menon D, Chelakkot P, Sunil D, Lakshmaiah A. A cross sectional review of patient information available in the World Wide Web on CyberKnife: fallacies and pitfalls. Supportive Care in Cancer 2017;25(12):3769 View
  103. Monkman H, Kushniruk A, Borycki E, Sheets D, Barnett J, Nøhr C. The Medium Is the Message: How Do Canadian University Students Want Digital Medication Information?. Life 2020;10(12):339 View
  104. Manohar S, Mittal A, Tandon U. HEd-INNOSERV: perceived service innovation scale for the higher education sector. Benchmarking: An International Journal 2020;28(3):957 View
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  106. Peterson-Clark G, Aslani P, Williams K. Consumer use of the internet for medicines information. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2010;12(4):185 View
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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Boyer C. eHealth: Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges. View
  2. . Searching Skills Toolkit. View
  3. Sillence E, Briggs P, Harris P. Web-Based Behavioral Therapies for Mental Disorders. View
  4. Hugman B. Medicines For Women. View
  5. Col N, Correa-de-Araujo R. Clinical Decision Support. View
  6. Graham A, Cobb C, Cobb N. Handbook of Health Decision Science. View
  7. Horsfall D, Lunt N, King H, Hanefeld J, Smith R. Medical Tourism and Transnational Health Care. View
  8. Sillence E, Briggs P. The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology. View