Navigation Links
Internet Helps Patients In Finding Info About Their Children's' Health Conditions

Parents of children, listed to go for surgeries, often depend on the Internet to provide the information based on which they take the crucial decision regarding the treatment procedures // .

According to a study in the August issue of Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, parents of children scheduled to undergo outpatient otolaryngology procedures turned to the Internet to learn more about their child's medical conditions.

Although the Internet has become an increasingly important source of health and medical information, how Internet information may influence parent's medical decisions for their children is not known, according to background information in the article. Physicians are often not prepared to discuss information obtained from the Internet or to direct parents to reliable sites.

Researchers from Luke Air Force Base, US, had surveyed parents of children undergoing routine otolaryngology procedures, such as tonsillectomy or placement of ear tubes, as outpatients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center during September 2003 and January 2004. Parents were asked questions about their access to the Internet and whether they had searched for information on their child's medical condition and/or surgery, whether they found the information understandable and helpful and whether the information they found on the Internet influenced medical decisions about their child's treatment.

Of 204 surveyed parents, 170 (83 percent) had Internet access. Of these 170 parents, 83 (48 percent) used the Internet to look for information about their child's diagnosis and/or surgical procedure, the authors report. Nearly all (92 percent) found the information regarding the medical condition was understandable and 90 percent found the information helpful. Most (67 percent) said the Internet information influenced the medical decisions they made on behalf of their child. Only 35 parents (47 percent) discussed the inform ation they obtained from the Internet with their child's surgeon.

Source: Newswise
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Contraceptives via Internet
2. Teens turning to Internet for medical queries
3. Cancer patients turning to Internet for information
4. Drug trafficking via Internet a growing threat
5. Anonymous Sperm Donor Traced On Internet
6. Internet Helps Strengthen Social Ties
7. Need For Smarter Ways To Identify Fake Drugs & Internet Counterfeiting: WHO
8. Addiction To Internet Can Lead To Depression
9. Internet Research Fosters Confidence and Positivity in Cancer Patients
10. Beware Of Bogus Claims by HGH Spray Internet Marketers
11. Internet Based Tool, BGEM To Help In Study Of Brain Development
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/16/2017)... Mesa, California (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... 2014, Dr. Beazley has served on CalSouthern’s Board of Trustees and as a core ... In addition, he has been a professor of psychology at Pepperdine University, where he ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... Gym Source, ... of a new showroom in East Hanover, New Jersey. , “We are elated to ... “The new innovative in-store concept is designed to give clients a seamless and motivating ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... will demonstrate their groundbreaking GunSport•PRO® and EB15•LE® electronic earplugs at the NSSF SHOT ... Las Vegas, Booth #2809. The SHOT Show is the shooting, hunting and outdoor ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... Lake, Utah (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... (UAC) officially opened on January 8 for use by sports teams and the general ... full, indoor volleyball courts that can also be converted into basketball or pickleball courts. ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... Anybody who may be looking for a substance ... released by Serenity Recovery, a holistic treatment center for addiction located in Marne, MI. ... and testimonials from patients and staff that visited the 2016 Recovery Palooza support event ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... , Jan 16, 2017 Research and Markets ... Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. ... Global multiple myeloma drugs market to ... The report covers the present scenario and the growth ... calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... , Jan. 16, 2017 Research and Markets ... Market Analysis, Market Size, Test Analysis, Country Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive ... ... 2.5 Million tests will be conducted by the 11 major NIPT ... research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the market and contains ...
(Date:1/16/2017)...  An aneurysm develops due to the weakening of blood ... can occur in any artery, it happens most often in ... to legs. Most aortic aneurysms occur in the section of ... as abdominal aortic aneurysms, sometimes in the chest referred as ... the abdomen is about 2 cm but in the case ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: