Searching for patient specific health information on the world wide web: The role of the search terms

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160683
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Presentation
Title:
Searching for patient specific health information on the world wide web: The role of the search terms
Abstract:
Searching for patient specific health information on the world wide web: The role of the search terms
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Jones, Josette , RN, PhD, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Indiana University
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:535 W. Michigan Str, IT 491, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202, United States
Contact Telephone:317 274 8059
The ability of the World Wide Web (WWW) to distribute information has produced a vast array of applications from creation, to storage, and dissemination of information. For nursing practice, it could be a tool to disseminate accurate health information to patients, and as thus is thought to help reshape some aspects of clinical practice such as patient education. The WWW seems to offer nurses what they like about information resources for patient care: quantity and variety of information, about prevention and treatment of illness, about care alternatives, and the risks and benefits of these alternatives; and about the availability of health services and support groups. Surprisingly, nurses have not fully taken advantage of this technology for clinical practice yet. The difficulty though, arises from the way the information-search engines of the WWW work and the difficulty that nurses face in choosing the correct words to represent their informational needs. The research proposed concerns offering support to nurses using the WWW to locate patient-specific information, by investigating how well search terms nurses use represent their informational needs. The research will also focus on the kind of terms nurses use: colloquial terms or terms that are more formal.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSearching for patient specific health information on the world wide web: The role of the search termsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160683-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Searching for patient specific health information on the world wide web: The role of the search terms</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jones, Josette , RN, PhD, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Indiana University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">535 W. Michigan Str, IT 491, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202, United States</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">317 274 8059</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jofjones@iupui.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The ability of the World Wide Web (WWW) to distribute information has produced a vast array of applications from creation, to storage, and dissemination of information. For nursing practice, it could be a tool to disseminate accurate health information to patients, and as thus is thought to help reshape some aspects of clinical practice such as patient education. The WWW seems to offer nurses what they like about information resources for patient care: quantity and variety of information, about prevention and treatment of illness, about care alternatives, and the risks and benefits of these alternatives; and about the availability of health services and support groups. Surprisingly, nurses have not fully taken advantage of this technology for clinical practice yet. The difficulty though, arises from the way the information-search engines of the WWW work and the difficulty that nurses face in choosing the correct words to represent their informational needs. The research proposed concerns offering support to nurses using the WWW to locate patient-specific information, by investigating how well search terms nurses use represent their informational needs. The research will also focus on the kind of terms nurses use: colloquial terms or terms that are more formal.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:08:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:08:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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