Impact of a Consumer and Patient Health Information Service on User Satisfaction, Attitudes, and Patient-Health Care Professional Interactions

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The main goal of this project was to evaluate a consumer and patient information service and its impact on attitudes, health care decision making, and health care professional-patient communication. A survey was distributed to users of a well-established CAPHIS and was returned at a rate of 39 percent (n = 271). Sixty-six percent of respondent said that the information helped them to communicate better with health care professionals and 63.84 percent said they discussed the information they received with a health care professional. The information reduced stress for respondent or their families 52.24 percent; there also was an impact on "treatment" (27.68 percent), "attitude toward health" (25.83 percent), and "life style habits" (21.40 percent). These finding indicate that CAPHIS continues to be valued by participants, despite widespread Internet access, and that it impacts attitudes, communications, and diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle choices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-212
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

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Consumer Health Information
Information Services
health information
information service
Health Services
Patient Care
health care
Delivery of Health Care
interaction
Life Style
Communication
Attitude to Health
life style
Internet
Habits
habits
Decision Making
communications
decision making
communication

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  • Health(social science)

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