1. When I search for healthcare information, I usually like to search for my information online as I feel like it’s quick and efficient. When I search online, I usually use the dynamic berry picking method because I feel like getting more information from multiple sources is better than one. I am able to gain more knowledge and insight about my medical situation this way.
2. I feel like I can tell my information is valid. I am very careful about the websites I go on and try to use credible sites like WebMD, Mayo Clinic, etc. I also look at who posted it and what title they possess as well as the date the information was posted.
3. When I feel uncertain about health information, I feel like I keep my strategies the same. I still use the berry picking method and go from site to site until I am satisfied about the information received.
Suzy replied to Avelina
I use the same method to start the information seeking process like you do, but I change my method to seeing a healthcare professional if there is something that I'm not sure of. I think online searching would be probably most people's first step to seeking information!
1. When you search for healthcare information, what strategies do you use?
The strategies that I use to search for healthcare information are utilizing online and then meet a healthcare professional to get more detailed information which could be more reliable than online.
2. Can you tell if the information is accurate or valid?
When I use an information seeking from online, it sometimes gives a different opinion then I decide that that information might not be accurate.
3. When feeling uncertain about healthcare search results, do your search strategies or tactics change?
Yes, I changed to seeing a healthcare professional because I think that it’s better to see a healthcare professional would eventually cost less.
Avelina replied to Suzy
It’s good to see that when you are not feeling confident about health information online, you directly go see a person who is credible such as a doctor, physician, etc. I think that’s one of the many good ways to get information since you are talking to someone who may specialize in what you are looking for.