Ahmed, O.H. and Bond, C. S., 2015. "Where does my health information come from?": Information sharing in peer-to-peer health communities.Abstract. In: Medicine X, 25--27 January 2016, Stanford University, CA.
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Peer-to-peer health networks such as online discussion forums have created new ways for people, especially those living with a long term condition, to access health information. There have however been concerns about the quality of information, and the ability of the public to understand and evaluate that information [1, 2]. The term “apomediation” has been used to describe the shift from professionals as the information gatekeepers, to individual-led signposting or use of technology-based solutions such as bookmarking. This abstract presents the findings of a study analyzing how people using online discussion boards adopt this apomediation role, the types of information they share, and how they share this information.
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