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Cyber Behaviors in Seeking Health Information

Cyber Behaviors in Seeking Health Information
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Author(s): Xiaojun (Jenny) Yuan (University of Albany, USA) and José A. Pino (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 11
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch325

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Abstract

This paper discusses health information seeking (HIS) behavior in general, and then followed with collaborative HIS behavior in terms of the current status, the representative researchers and their work, challenges and future directions. All aspects of collaborative HIS constitute a wide field and thus, this paper focuses on the HIS social dimension and explores how collaborative HIS could contribute to promoting people's positive health behavior. Afterwards, collaborative information seeking systems are introduced, and future directions and conclusion are discussed.

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