Comparative analysis of online health queries originating from personal computers and smart devices on a consumer health information portal Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cell Phones
  • Consumer Health Information
  • Information Seeking Behavior
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Microcomputers

abstract

  • This study is a large-scale comparative analysis of health search queries to understand the effects of device type (PCs vs. SDs) used on OHISB. The study indicates that the device used for online health information search plays an important role in shaping how health information searches by consumers and patients are executed.

publication date

  • January 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4115262

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2196/jmir.3186

PubMed ID

  • 25000537

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e160

volume

  • 16

number

  • 7