Profile of the Users and the Most Visited Topics of a Pediatric eHealth Website
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Author/sNievas Soriano, Bruno José; Castro De Luna, Gracia María; García-Duarte, Sonia; González-López, María del Carmen; Parrón Carreño, Tesifón
Parents need information about their children’s health, and the Internet has become an essential repository for this information. However, there is almost no information about which topics are the most searched, consulted, or shared, or about the main characteristics of pediatric website users. The main aim of this research was to describe the profile of the users of a pediatric website, which topics they searched for, which topics were the most consulted, and which were the most shared. Users’ demographic data were analyzed regarding their use of the Internet to search for information about health. A pediatric website for parents was analyzed. A 26-item questionnaire collected demographical features of the users of the website. Descriptive and analytical analyses were performed. Most participants used general search engines for their health searches, and the most searched keywords were prurigo, barking cough, and laryngitis. The most visited topics were unexplained fever, snots, and l...