Published on in Vol 23, No 12 (2021): December

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
Explaining Online Information Seeking Behaviors in People With Different Health Statuses: German Representative Cross-sectional Survey

Explaining Online Information Seeking Behaviors in People With Different Health Statuses: German Representative Cross-sectional Survey

Explaining Online Information Seeking Behaviors in People With Different Health Statuses: German Representative Cross-sectional Survey

Authors of this article:

Elena Link1 Author Orcid Image ;   Eva Baumann1 Author Orcid Image ;   Christoph Klimmt1 Author Orcid Image


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