Interventions for Enhancing Consumers' Online Health Literacy
Description of Resource:
Access to health information allows people to take an active part in their health care. The internet is an increasingly popular way for people to obtain health information, but there are a number of barriers that prevent people making full use of such information. This systematic review assessed whether teaching people to find, evaluate or use online health information (online health literacy) improves those skills and improves their health. Only 2 studies met the inclusion criteria for this review. Both studies investigated the effect of adult education classes on the online health literacy of consumers. There is low quality evidence that these interventions improve aspects of online health literacy.