ⓘ Health information-seeking behaviour, also known as health information seeking, health seeking behaviour or health information behaviour, refers to a series int ..

                                     

ⓘ Health information-seeking behaviour

Health information-seeking behaviour, also known as health information seeking, health seeking behaviour or health information behaviour, refers to a series interaction that reduce uncertainty regarding health status, but also to construct a social and personal sense of health. HISB is a key strategy for many people to understand their health problems and to cope with illness. Recently, thanks to the development of the technologies and networks, people have a trend of seeking health information on the Internet. Particularly, when it comes to the following scenarios, people tend to carry out online HISB:

  • The cause is relevant to known people such as family members and friends
  • Out of curiosity
  • Received conflicting information
  • Encountering health issues