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This survey is intended for Internet users.

The results of the survey will be published in a scientific journal.

Your participation will contribute to a better understanding of the use of the Internet in Health.

This study has been developed and conducted by Health On the Net Foundation, an independent Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated to improving the quality and accessibility of online health information.

The study is not commercially sponsored.

You will need 10 to 15 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

All the results will be available on-line for free.

We thank you in advance for taking the time to answer.

Your usage of Internet for health/medical purposes

1 - How often did you search for health information online during the past week?
Did not search during the past week
Once during the past week
Two or three times during the past week
More than three times during the past week
Not applicable; I do not search for health information on the Internet

2 - About how many hours a day (both at home and at work) did you normally check for email as well as surf the web?
0 (I do not use the web)
Less than two hours a day
2 to 4 hours a day
5 to 6 hours a day
More than 6 hours a day

3 - I use the Internet for:
Less than 6 months
6 to 12 months
1 to 3 years
4 to 6 years
7 years or more

4 - How did you access the internet today?
Through a telephone modem
Through a cable modem or DSL
Through a wireless connection
Through a T1, or high speed line
Don't know

5 - I use the following Internet resources:
Browsing Web sites
List/newsgroup - reading only
List/newsgroup - as participant

6 - Mainly, I search for:
Disease Descriptions
Clinical trials
Medical literature
Support groups
Not sure

7 - In the last 6 months have you sought online medical/health information for any of the following persons?
My Patient(s)
My Spouse
My Child(ren)
My Parent(s)
My Relative(s)
My Friend(s)

8 - My three favorite healthcare Web sites are:



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