5076.0 Internet and Information-seeking

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 8:30 AM
This session will provide data and discussion on health information seeking behaviors online. Also described are motivations for using the internet as a source for health information, and Health Information National Trends Survey findings on the use of social media.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain the publicís health seeking behaviors through social media and internet/online means. 2. Identify characteristics of users of social media in terms of the Health Information National Trends Survey, the African American population, and television medical drama viewers.
Jiunn-Jye Sheu, PhD, MSPH

8:30 AM
African Americans' Utilization of the Internet and Online Health Information
Dawn Beatrice Griffin, PhD, MSPH, CHES, Deron C. Burton, MD, JD, MPH, Kathleen Y. McDuffie, PhD, MPH, MA and James B. Weaver, PhD, MPH
8:45 AM
Patients' Internet Health Information-Seeking Behaviors and Assessments of Health Care Providers Communicative Behavior
Stephanie Sargent Weaver, PhD MPH CHES, Frederick Fridinger, DrPH, CHES, James B. Weaver, PhD MPH and Darren Mays, MPH
9:00 AM
Internet information seeking behavior of television medical drama viewers
Kathy Le, MPH, Michelle Cantu, MPH, Varian Brandon, Brooke Hardison Wang, MPH, Michael Miller, MPH, MS and Grace Huang, MPH
9:15 AM
Who's using social media? Data from the Health Information National Trends Survey
Wen-ying Sylvia Chou, PhD, MPH, Yvonne M. Hunt, PhD, MPH, Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH, Richard Moser, PhD and Bradford W. Hesse, PhD
9:30 AM
Using Social Media for Health Communication
Ann Aikin, MA, Erin Edgerton, MA, Janice Nall, MBA, Carol Crawford, MPA and Scott Mullins

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)