Navigation Links
People Still Trust Their Doctors Rather Than the Internet
Date:3/3/2010

Hesse and Fox said.

This latest research reveals the opposite is occurring.

"There are some institutions that will not budge," Fox said. "The doctor's appointment is an institution that will not budge. People still want someone to help guide them when they're making decisions about an acute disease or managing a chronic illness."

However, the study also shows that people are getting some use from Internet-provided medical information. They are using the Internet as a first source for health questions, for one thing.

"They use both channels," Hesse said. "They go to the Internet first because it's the easy thing to get to, but then they go to the doctor and follow up."

People also are using Web sites to get answers for questions they feel are too minor to bring to their doctor, Fox said.

"When these health questions pop up in people's lives, often they do want to talk to a doctor," Fox said. "But if it's after office hours or a question that doesn't necessarily need expert advice, there are decisions that can be made using information found on the Internet. On the big decisions, for example diagnosis and treatment decisions, people are still relying on health professionals to help them make those very high-stakes decisions."

The increase in e-mail correspondence with physicians, along with a large decrease in people's trust in other sources of information, point to an increasing role the Internet will have in health care, even if that role will remain supplemental to a doctor's authority, Fox said.

"The key is making sure we understand that as mobile devices and broadband proliferate, the conversation is increasingly happening online," she said.

The findings also point to an evolving model of preventive medical care where a person's family physician takes on the role of a "coach," guiding self-motivated patients to better health through their advice and judgment, Hesse said.'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
2. Are too many people diagnosed as depressed?
3. Bipolar Diagnoses in Younger People Show Huge Increase
4. Preparation for Natural Disasters Critical for People With Diabetes, Chronic Medical Conditions
5. Drug-free treatments offer hope for older people in pain
6. Wanting a bite of everything: Hungry people crave more variety
7. Academy releases emergency preparedness tools to enable millions more people to shelter in place
8. Different HIV rates among gay men and straight people not fully explained by sexual behavior
9. Peoples United Financial CEO Has Surgery
10. The American Pain Foundation (APF) and The HealthCentral Network Collaborate to Develop Enhanced Internet Resources for People with Pain
11. Major differences revealed in how local authorities in the UK support disabled people
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... cent of rheumatoid arthritis patients in the study who ... therapies did not take them as prescribed in the ... among those from 60 hospitals around the UK involved ... UK Centre for Genetics and Genomics at The University ... to take the drugs correctly, known as ,non-adherence, reduced ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... BCC Research ( http://www.bccresearch.com ) reveals ... AND GLOBAL MARKETS , the global market for surgical ... Driven by the need for replacement of existing installations ... geographies, the market is expected to grow to $631.9 ... 8.5% from 2013 through 2018. , While revenue generation ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Canadian Linen and Uniform Service, a leading textile ... the launch of its new Customer Portal, an online ... even easier and more convenient for customers. The industry-leading ... and better communicate with the company. , Features of ... , Access, download and pay bills online ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Parker Waichman LLP, a national personal ... to ensure that the heroes of 9/11 are never ... WTC victims who developed 9/11-related cancer was reaffirmed by ... (GAO). According to a statement issued by 9/11 ... entitled “World Trade Center Health Program: Approach Used to ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Siena Farms , in partnership with ... Kids’ Share, which is designed for children ages 6-12. The ... to get into the kitchen, have some fun, and cook ... the Kids’ Share will be themed and recipe-focused. In addition ... kids, recipes from ChopChop Magazine: The Fun Cooking Magazine for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Arthritis patients failing to take expensive medication, according to new research 2Health News:Global Market for Surgical Navigation Systems Expected to Reach $631.9 Million in 2018; ENT Systems Segment Leading With 10.4% CAGR 2Health News:Global Market for Surgical Navigation Systems Expected to Reach $631.9 Million in 2018; ENT Systems Segment Leading With 10.4% CAGR 3Health News:Canadian Linen and Uniform Service Launches New Customer Portal 2Health News:Canadian Linen and Uniform Service Launches New Customer Portal 3Health News:GAO Report Reaffirms Decision to Add Cancers to List of Illnesses Covered under the Zadroga Act, Parker Waichman LLP Comments 2Health News:GAO Report Reaffirms Decision to Add Cancers to List of Illnesses Covered under the Zadroga Act, Parker Waichman LLP Comments 3Health News:Kids Don't Have to Share Their Vegetables, Thanks to Siena Farms, ChopChop Magazine & Chef Ana Sortun 2Health News:Kids Don't Have to Share Their Vegetables, Thanks to Siena Farms, ChopChop Magazine & Chef Ana Sortun 3Health News:Kids Don't Have to Share Their Vegetables, Thanks to Siena Farms, ChopChop Magazine & Chef Ana Sortun 4
... have developed an effective technique that uses gene therapy on ... culture, which could eventually serve as a treatment for this ... published in Blood , the Journal of ... a type of white blood cell of the immune system, ...
... common in Germany compared with the rest of Europe. Extensive ... in 85-100% of cases, Wolfgang Herrmann and Rima Obeid argue ... Arztebl Int 2011; 108[15]; 249-54). A woman,s folic acid ... does not develop the neural tube defect commonly known as ...
... The largest study of its type has found that ... drug metformin, successfully reduced liver enzymes in nonalcoholic fatty liver ... in the April 27, 2011 issue of Journal of ... in patients with a severe type of fatty liver disease, ...
... oncologist practiced were two factors that strongly influenced the choice ... to an article published April 29 online in the ... IMRT and the cost of radiation therapy increased sharply over ... delivery technique that modulates the radiation beams to conform to ...
... with the Japanese Bone and Mineral Research Society, invite ... bone research to attend the year,s most important bone ... Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, the congress will present ... on the latest advances in the clinical management of ...
... , THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- ... may already know: the illness can greatly diminish quality of ... took part in the national Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance ... health was reported by 27 percent of respondents with arthritis ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New gene therapy technique on iPS cells holds promise in treating immune system disease 2Health News:New gene therapy technique on iPS cells holds promise in treating immune system disease 3Health News:JAMA study reports on fatty liver disease in children and teens 2Health News:Use of costly breast cancer therapy strongly influenced by reimbursement policy 2Health News:Preliminary program announced for 2nd Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis & Bone Meeting 2Health News:Study Highlights Arthritis' Toll on Quality of Life 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Aug. 28, 2014  Critical Process Filtration, ... , today announces the expansion of their Technical ... Process Filtration now offers customers and potential customers ... to filter failure analyses (even for competitor filters) ... their hallmark services of system benchmarking and cost/performance ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... -- Rx Safes, Inc., the manufacturer of fingerprint recognition home ... new war on drugs to reduce prescription drug abuse, ... than 2,500 children a day experiment with prescription drugs ... accessed from unsecured medicine cabinets, closets and drawers.  While law ... Safes will address the new age drug dealer in ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , Californie, 28 août 2014 ... annoncé aujourd,hui le début des inclusions ... étude  d,exemption des dispositifs expérimentaux (ou ... à évaluer l,innocuité et l,efficacité du ... Le docteur Adam Arthur , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Critical Process Filtration, Inc. Announces Expanded Technical Services and Validation Support 2Rx Safes, Inc. Announces New War On Drugs 2Sequent Medical annonce le démarrage d'une étude IDE pour le système WEB d'embolisation des anévrismes 2Sequent Medical annonce le démarrage d'une étude IDE pour le système WEB d'embolisation des anévrismes 3Sequent Medical annonce le démarrage d'une étude IDE pour le système WEB d'embolisation des anévrismes 4
... NOVI, Mich., Jan. 10, 2011 Nopras ... firm which specializes in services for organizations in ... regulated industries announced on January 10th, 2011 that ... Nopras Technologies, well documented procedures and ...
... N.J., Jan. 10, 2011 MedAvante, Inc., the ... central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced the appointment ... position of Vice President, Neurocognition.  Dr. Randolph will ... experts and experienced, calibrated clinicians focusing on Alzheimer,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nopras Technologies, Inc. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification 2MedAvante Names Leading Expert to Head Neurocognition Therapeutic Area 2MedAvante Names Leading Expert to Head Neurocognition Therapeutic Area 3
... Single use curved circular ... and titanium staples., ,The ... stapler is used throughout the ... of end-to-end, end-to-side and side-to-side ...
... The Scantibodies Calcitonin Immunoassay is a two-site ... calcitonin. Two different goat polyclonal antibodies to ... chromatography to be specific for well-defined regions ... quantitative determination of Calcitonin in human serum. ...
Calcitonin RIA Kit...
... IMAGE1 is the first completely digital camera ... in the field of endoscopic camera systems. ... the first time, facilitates the fully digital ... quality using an A/D converter, as well ...
Medicine Products: