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Online information seeking by patients with bipolar disorder: results from an international multisite survey

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Information seeking is an important coping mechanism for dealing with chronic illness. Despite a growing number of mental health websites, there is little understanding of how patients with bipolar disorder use the Internet to seek information.A 39 question, paper-based, anonymous survey, translated into 12 languages, was completed by 1222 patients in 17 countries as a convenience sample between March 2014 and January 2016. All patients had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder from a psychiatrist....

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Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s40345-016-0058-0

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Publisher:
SpringerOpen Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Bipolar Disorders Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
17
Publication date:
2016-12-05
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ISSN:
2194-7511
Pubs id:
pubs:640569
URN:
uri:1188ffab-3b61-4f51-b2d2-020801d05779
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uuid:1188ffab-3b61-4f51-b2d2-020801d05779
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pubs:640569
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English
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