Internet

Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: With increasing frequency, patients with cancer and their family members are turning to the Internet to educate themselves about their disease and treatment options, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and supportive care. However, very little is known about how national leading cancer centers represent these therapies via their websites. METHODS: Simulating the perspective of an information-seeking patient or family member, we performed a systematic analysis of the websites of 41 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers.

Author(s): 
Brauer, Jeremy A.
El Sehamy, Adam
Metz, James M.
Mao, Jun J.
Publication Title: 
Allergy and Asthma Proceedings

BACKGROUND: Asthma affects >300 million people globally, including 25 million in the United States. Patients with asthma frequently use the Internet as a source of information. YouTube is one of the three most popular Web sites. OBJECTIVE: To determine the educational quality of YouTube videos for asthma. METHODS: We performed a YouTube search by using the keyword "asthma." The 200 most frequently viewed relevant videos were included in the study. Asthma videos were analyzed for characteristics, source, and content.

Author(s): 
Gonzalez-Estrada, Alexei
Cuervo-Pardo, Lyda
Ghosh, Bitan
Smith, Martin
Pazheri, Foussena
Zell, Katrina
Wang, Xiao-Feng
Lang, David M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: With increasing frequency, patients with cancer and their family members are turning to the Internet to educate themselves about their disease and treatment options, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and supportive care. However, very little is known about how national leading cancer centers represent these therapies via their websites. METHODS: Simulating the perspective of an information-seeking patient or family member, we performed a systematic analysis of the websites of 41 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers.

Author(s): 
Brauer, Jeremy A.
El Sehamy, Adam
Metz, James M.
Mao, Jun J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

BACKGROUND: With increasing frequency, patients with cancer and their family members are turning to the Internet to educate themselves about their disease and treatment options, including complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and supportive care. However, very little is known about how national leading cancer centers represent these therapies via their websites. METHODS: Simulating the perspective of an information-seeking patient or family member, we performed a systematic analysis of the websites of 41 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers.

Author(s): 
Brauer, Jeremy A.
El Sehamy, Adam
Metz, James M.
Mao, Jun J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research

BACKGROUND: Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are becoming increasingly popular for helping people with physical health conditions. Expanding from traditional face-to-face program delivery, there is growing interest in Web-based application of MBIs, though Web-based MBIs for people with physical health conditions specifically have not been thoroughly reviewed to date.

Author(s): 
Toivonen, Kirsti I.
Zernicke, Kristin
Carlson, Linda E.
Publication Title: 
Revista Da Associacao Medica Brasileira (1992)

The inadequacy of most of traditional sources for medical information, like textbook and review article, do not sustained the clinical decision based on the best evidence current available, exposing the patient to a unnecessary risk. Although not integrated around clinical problem areas in the convenient way of textbooks, current best evidence from specific studies of clinical problems can be found in an increasing number of Internet and electronic databases.

Author(s): 
Bernardo, Wanderley Marques
Nobre, Moacyr Roberto Cuce
Jatene, Fábio Biscegli
Publication Title: 
European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience

To date, the effectiveness of psychotherapy for the treatment of most mental disorders is empirically well documented. From an "evidence-based medicine" viewpoint, psychotherapy, as compared to other treatments in medicine, can be regarded as one of the most effective therapeutic approaches. The superiority of psychotherapy over pharmacotherapy is particularly pronounced in long-term treatment outcome studies.

Author(s): 
Schnyder, Ulrich
Publication Title: 
Clinical Psychology Review

Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) are increasingly being delivered through the Internet. Whereas numerous meta-analyses have investigated the effectiveness of face-to-face MBIs in the context of mental health and well-being, thus far a quantitative synthesis of the effectiveness of online MBIs is lacking. The aim of this meta-analysis was to estimate the overall effects of online MBIs on mental health. Fifteen randomised controlled trials were included in this study.

Author(s): 
Spijkerman, M. P. J.
Pots, W. T. M.
Bohlmeijer, E. T.
Publication Title: 
BMC public health

BACKGROUND: Owing to the stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections, patients may prefer to keep their illness private, and choose instead to try self-treatment remedies from the internet. However, such remedies may prove hazardous if the sellers do not provide detailed advice on adverse effects, or on avoiding transmission and re-infection. We conducted an internet search to determine the availability of treatments for STIs and the nature of information provided by vendors of these treatments.

Author(s): 
Vivancos, Roberto
Schelenz, Silke
Loke, Yoon K.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Medical Internet Research

BACKGROUND: As the incidence of H1N1 increases, the lay public may turn to the Internet for information about natural supplements for prevention and treatment. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to identify and characterize websites that provide information about herbal and natural supplements with information about H1N1 and to examine trends in the public's behavior in searching for information about supplement use in preventing or treating H1N1.

Author(s): 
Hill, Shawndra
Mao, Jun
Ungar, Lyle
Hennessy, Sean
Leonard, Charles E.
Holmes, John

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