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Correcting health misinformation online: Collaborative crosschecking

Costello, Kaitlin L.

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  "description": "<p>Patients, especially those with chronic conditions, increasingly use the Internet to find and<br>\nexchange health information with other patients. Healthcare providers are often concerned that<br>\npatients will find misinformation online, particularly in patient peer support groups; providers<br>\nmay even deter patients from using the Internet as an information source in order to prevent them<br>\nfrom encountering misinformation (Chung, 2013). In online support groups, however, health<br>\nmisinformation is often corrected relatively quickly by other patients (Esquivel et al., 2006). The<br>\npurpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of collaborative crosschecking, which describes<br>\nhow patients teach one another information literacy skills in the process of correcting health<br>\nmisinformation in online support groups.</p>", 
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  "creator": [
      "affiliation": "School of Communication & Information, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA", 
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      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Costello, Kaitlin L."
  "headline": "Correcting health misinformation online: Collaborative crosschecking", 
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  "datePublished": "2020-06-08", 
  "url": "", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "keywords": [
    "Health information behavior", 
    "information literacy", 
    "online support groups"
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  "identifier": "", 
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    "alternateName": "#AECIST20", 
    "location": "online", 
    "@type": "Event", 
    "name": "Information Science Trends: Health Information Behavior"
  "name": "Correcting health misinformation online: Collaborative crosschecking"
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