Paediatric diabetes: information-seeking behaviours of families

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315210
Title:
Paediatric diabetes: information-seeking behaviours of families
Authors:
Macken, AP; Sasaki, E; Quinn, A; Cullen, W; Leddin, D; Dunne, C; O Gorman, CS
Citation:
Macken, AP, Sasaki, E, Cullen, W, Leddin, D, Dunne, C, O Gorman, CS. Paediatric diabetes: information-seeking behaviours of families. Irish Medical Journal. March 2014 107 (4)
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal (IMJ)
Issue Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/315210
Abstract:
The Internet provides patients and their families with ready access to on-line health related information. However, this information is not always accurate, understandable or provided by health professionals or advocacy groups. One hundred children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus, or their parents, attending a paediatric diabetes clinic during September to November 2011 were invited sequentially to participate in this questionnaire-based survey of Internet use in searching for diabetes-related information. Sixty-seven (67%) returned completed anonymised questionnaires: 36/67 (53%) were categorised as socio-economic groups C1/C2. Of the 67 families who returned completed questionnaires, 64 (96%) had a home computer and 62 (93%) had home Internet access; 27 (40%) rarely, and 40 (60%) frequently, searched on-line for diabetes-related information. Key search terms were not provided by respondents. There appears to be considerable internet use in seeking health related information for children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Clinicians should make efforts to direct patients and their families to websites that present accurate and current information.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PATIENT INFORMATION; ACCESS TO INFORMATION; PAEDIATRICS; DIABETES MELLITUS; CONSUMER INFORMATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMacken, APen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSasaki, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Wen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLeddin, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunne, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO Gorman, CSen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-03T09:11:17Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-03T09:11:17Z-
dc.date.issued2014-03-
dc.identifier.citationMacken, AP, Sasaki, E, Cullen, W, Leddin, D, Dunne, C, O Gorman, CS. Paediatric diabetes: information-seeking behaviours of families. Irish Medical Journal. March 2014 107 (4)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/315210-
dc.description.abstractThe Internet provides patients and their families with ready access to on-line health related information. However, this information is not always accurate, understandable or provided by health professionals or advocacy groups. One hundred children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus, or their parents, attending a paediatric diabetes clinic during September to November 2011 were invited sequentially to participate in this questionnaire-based survey of Internet use in searching for diabetes-related information. Sixty-seven (67%) returned completed anonymised questionnaires: 36/67 (53%) were categorised as socio-economic groups C1/C2. Of the 67 families who returned completed questionnaires, 64 (96%) had a home computer and 62 (93%) had home Internet access; 27 (40%) rarely, and 40 (60%) frequently, searched on-line for diabetes-related information. Key search terms were not provided by respondents. There appears to be considerable internet use in seeking health related information for children with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Clinicians should make efforts to direct patients and their families to websites that present accurate and current information.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.subjectPATIENT INFORMATIONen_GB
dc.subjectACCESS TO INFORMATIONen_GB
dc.subjectPAEDIATRICSen_GB
dc.subjectDIABETES MELLITUSen_GB
dc.subjectCONSUMER INFORMATIONen_GB
dc.titlePaediatric diabetes: information-seeking behaviours of familiesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journal (IMJ)en_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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