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Patient Health Resources


The following journal articles represent a sample set of findings related to consumer health information. Visit PubMed for a full set of results related to this topic.

Lee, K., Hoti, K., Hughes, J. D., & Emmerton, L. M. (2014). Interventions to Assist Health Consumers to Find Reliable Online Health Information: A Comprehensive Review. PLOS ONE, 9(4), e94186.


Okan, O., Lopes, E., Bollweg, T. M., Broder, J., Messer, M., Bruland. (2018). Generic health literacy measurement instruments for children and adolescents: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 166.


Rew, L., Saenz, A., & Walker, L. O. (2018). A systematic method for reviewing and analysing health information on consumer-oriented websites. J Adv Nurs.


Roberts, K., & Demner-Fushman, D. (2016). Interactive use of online health resources: a comparison of consumer and professional questions. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 23(4), 802-811.


Zhao, Y., & Zhang, J. (2017). Consumer health information seeking in social media: a literature review. Health Info Libr J, 34(4), 268-283.

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