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Online Tables as part of the paper:
Opinions and e-Health Behaviours of Patients and Health Professionals in the U.S.A. and Europe.
Melanie Provost, Matthew Perri, Vincent Baujard, Celia Boyer.

Presented on May 7th, 2003, St. Malo At the MIE 2003 The New Navigators: from Professionals to Patients, Annual Meeting of the Medical Informatics Europe


Appendix 1

Table 1 Proportions of Patient and Professional type of Respondents per location.


U.S.A.
(n=984)
Europe
(n=739)

Patients

68.7% 36.4%
Professionals

Medical or health:
- General Practice
- Medical Specialty
- Pharmacist
- Dentists
- Nurse
- Paramedical
- Med./health student
- Researchers
- Alternative med.
- Information Provider
- Other
31.3%

94.8%, (n=292)
8.56%
18.84%
2.5%
0.68%
27.4%
0.68%
1.71%
5.48%
4.11%
11.3%
18.84%
63.6%

96.2%, (n=452)
19.03%
46.68%
2.88%
2.66%
5.97%
1.77%
1.33%
4.65%
1.33%
5.31%
8.41%


Table 2 Search Interests on the Internet


U.S.A.
(n)
%
Europe
(n)
%
Patients
Disease Description
Clinical trials
Medical literature
Support groups
Not Sure
No response
(n=676)
68.49
33.14
81.51
27.81
5.92
3.11
(n=269)
55.76
21.93
58.74
30.11
13.75
1.86
Professionals
Disease Description
Clinical trials
Medical literature
Support groups
Not Sure
No response
(n=308)
65.91
39.94
90.58
18.18
3.25
2.60
(n=470)
57.23
50.21
89.36
16.17
4.26
2.55


Table 3 Preferences of Search Tool Type on the Internet

General Tool Medical Tool No Response/
No Opinion
Patients U.S.A. (n=676) % 39.2% 28.99% 31.8%
Europe (n=269) % 57.25% 22.68% 20.07%
Professionals U.S.A. (n=308) % 32.47% 43.18% 24.35%
Europe (n=470) % 29.36% 54.89% 15.74%


Table 4 Patients e-Health Behaviour in Europe and in USA


U.S.A.
(n=676)
%
Europe
(n=269)
%
I have discussed the results of my Internet searches for medical/health information with my care provider(s) 69.08% 46.84%
I discuss the drug information I find with my care provider(s) 65.98% 41.26%
I have used online medical consultation services offered by web sites. 40.83% 31.23%
I buy drugs via online pharmacy services
- From prescription
- Over-the-counter (OTC)
17.16%
69.61%
30.39%
3.35%
42.86%
57.14%
I engage in email correspondence with my own health care provider(s)
- Occasionally
- Frequently
21.3%
(n=115)
88.7%
11.3%
19.33%
(n=40)
77.5%
22.5%
I use the web to search for information on drugs 82.54% 69.89%
I use the Internet to seek second opinions on medical diagnoses. 42.6% 56.13%
1Results presented are the proportion of patients who answered "yes" to the statement.
The rest have either say "no" or not responded.



Table 5 Health Professionals' e-Health Behaviour in Europe and in USA


U.S.A.
(n=308)
%
Europe
(n=470)
%
My patients discuss health care information they have found on the Net with me 81.17% 63.19%
I buy drugs via online pharmacy services
- From prescription
- Over-the-counter (OTC)
15.58%
(n=42)
71.43%
28.57%
3.19%
(n=11)
63.64%
36.36%
I engage in email correspondence with my patients
- Occasionally
- Frequently
43.51%
(n=103)
83.5%
16.5%
50.00%
(n=209)
81.34%
18.66%
I use the web to search for information on drugs 86.69% 81.91%
I recommend web sites to my patients 74.68% 56.17%
I recommend support group to my patients 66.88% 49.57%
I recommend discussion lists to my patients 34.42% 26.6%
1Results presented are the proportion of patients who answered "yes" to the statement.
The rest have either say "no" or not responded.



Table 6 Opinion and Behaviour Regarding Accreditation of Medical Web Sites

U.S.A.
(n=676)
%
Europe
(n=269)
%
U.S.A.
(n=308)
%
Europe
(n=470)
%
Do you think the certification and/or accreditation of medical web sites may reduce the issues [facing the Internet]2?
- Yes
- No
- No response



66.12
28.40
5.47



66.54
27.51
5.95



64.29
30.84
4.87



75.74
18.94
5.32
Which of the certification, accreditations, or trust marks systems below are you familiar with?
- Good House Keeping
- HONcode
- IHC
- NetScoring
- Trust-e
- URAC
- No Response
TOTAL:


53.55
47.04
4.88
2.37
18.79
6.95
21.3
100%


9.67
49.07
5.58
3.72
11.9
1.86
38.29
100%


48.05
58.12
8.12
2.27
20.13
8.12
16.23
100%


5.11
64.26
5.74
2.77
6.60
2.34
29.15
100%
Within the site you visit, do you advantage the certified ones
- Yes
- No
- No response


57.84
28.11
14.05


54.28
32.34
13.38


55.52
26.62
17.86


61.91
22.55
15.53
1Results presented are the proportions of patients who answered "yes" to the statement.
The rest answered "no" or did not respond.
2worded in the questionnaire as "issues listed above" which referred to the previous questions.

 

 

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