Published on in Vol 18, No 3 (2016): March

Internet Searching About Disease Elicits a Positive Perception of Own Health When Severity of Illness Is High: A Longitudinal Questionnaire Study

Internet Searching About Disease Elicits a Positive Perception of Own Health When Severity of Illness Is High: A Longitudinal Questionnaire Study

Internet Searching About Disease Elicits a Positive Perception of Own Health When Severity of Illness Is High: A Longitudinal Questionnaire Study

Authors of this article:

Kai Sassenberg1, 2 Author Orcid Image ;   Hannah Greving1 Author Orcid Image


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