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Patienters sökning efter hälsoinformation via internet inför mötet med distriktssköterskan
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Patients searching for health information on the Internet for the meeting with the district nurse. (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: When we as health care nurses meets patients at day care centers, they often have questions regarding health information that they have found on the internet. These questions can be supportive and a guidance in the process of finding appropriate treatment and diagnosis. But the questions can also take important time when the patient interpreted the health information that they found and demand for unnecessary investigations. The aim of this study was to investigate patients search for health information online prior to contact of a Health care nurse. Method: To find participants that used internet for health search we found Facebook as the best place to share a questionnaire. The result of the study was interpreted by both quantitative and qualitative method. The authors used a content analysis to analyse the open questions in the study. The result formed these kategories; trust, participation, empowerment. Conclusion: The result showed that it is important that we as district nurses has knowledge from where patients get their information and that patients are aware the district nurses has the knowledge. Patient needs guidance from the nurses, but the result also shows that patients find it important to be able to discuss the health information they have found. Keywords: district nurse, empowerment, health information, internet, patient

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 28
Keywords [en]
district nurse, empowerment, health information, internet, patient
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12534Local ID: EXD800OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-12534DiVA, id: diva2:1224174
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Nursing science
Educational program
Specialist nursing programme
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Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved

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