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Health questionnaire (2 mins max!)

(6 Posts)
Nikim Thu 21-Jun-07 16:40:00

Hi,
Im a studying mum trying to find out how (if!) parents use the internet to find out health information. I would be really grateful if you could take the time to answer these questions.
1. Where do you tend to go first for health advice?
2. Do you use the internet to search for health advice?
3. If yes, which sites would you use?
4. If no, is there anything that would make you use the internet to search for health advice?
5. How would you expect to find out about a health website?
6. Where would you expect to see a health website advertised?
7. If you havent already, do you think you would use a site like the one described above? Why/ Why not?
If yes, when would you use it? (what type of situation)
Thanks so much for looking at these questions for me, its a real help!
All the best,
Niki.

NannyL Thu 21-Jun-07 17:50:01

not much help, but i generally ask my bosses... they are both Drs and daddyboss is a GP so its less hassel for me to just ask them as i see them every day!

yaddayah Thu 21-Jun-07 17:58:59

1. Where do you tend to go first for health advice?A book : Mirium Stoppard baby and child healthcare
2. Do you use the internet to search for health advice? Yes if still unsure
3. If yes, which sites would you use? nhs direct have also used Netdoctor
4. If no, is there anything that would make you use the internet to search for health advice? -
5. How would you expect to find out about a health website? I google
6. Where would you expect to see a health website advertised? Net mums ?
7. If you havent already, do you think you would use a site like the one described above? Why/ Why not?
If yes, when would you use it? (what type of situation) Strange rashes appearing,most stuff to do with the dc's generally I do try to avoid googling symptons generally as some websites give rather alarming outcomes which freak me out

HTH

NoodleStroodle Thu 21-Jun-07 18:01:25

1. Where do you tend to go first for health advice? BMJ Medical Dictionary
2. Do you use the internet to search for health advice? sometimes
3. If yes, which sites would you use? NHS
4. If no, is there anything that would make you use the internet to search for health advice?
5. How would you expect to find out about a health website? Google
6. Where would you expect to see a health website advertised? General press & mags
7. If you havent already, do you think you would use a site like the one described above? Why/ Why not? Perhaps for minor things but more serious stuff I want a person - if it anything more than minor then there are too many variables for each individual
If yes, when would you use it? (what type of situation) When I did not want to go to the doctor because to minor.

MorningtonCrescent Thu 21-Jun-07 18:05:14

1. Where do you tend to go first for health advice?

'child health book' or phone my dad

2. Do you use the internet to search for health advice?

no - too many scare stories

3. If yes, which sites would you use?

none - well mumsnet only

4. If no, is there anything that would make you use the internet to search for health advice?

if a reliable website that gave advice other than 'go and see your gp'

5. How would you expect to find out about a health website?

if nhs direct did one it would be in the press or at docotrs surgery. Due to all the scare stories out on the www would be wary of anything not from a verified source.

6. Where would you expect to see a health website advertised?

doctors

7. If you havent already, do you think you would use a site like the one described above? Why/ Why not?

only if it had really advice and i could trust it

If yes, when would you use it? (what type of situation)

when it wasn't something really bad and urgent but a mild worry.

whomovedmychocolate Thu 21-Jun-07 18:08:00

1. Where do you tend to go first for health advice?
The internet

2. Do you use the internet to search for health advice?
Yep

3. If yes, which sites would you use?
Tends to be academic papers or if pregnancy related I'd go to pregnancy sites.

4. If no, is there anything that would make you use the internet to search for health advice?
n/a

5. How would you expect to find out about a health website?

Google

6. Where would you expect to see a health website advertised?

I wouldn't and would be a bit dubious of using a site that advertised widely.

7. If you havent already, do you think you would use a site like the one described above? Why/ Why not?

n/a

If yes, when would you use it? (what type of situation)

When I wanted to find out more about a GP diagnosis, or if I wanted to find out what symptoms could indicate so I could assess whether or not it was worth getting treatment or could safely ignore it for a week to see if it got better on it's own.

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