A systematic evaluation of online resources for dementia caregivers

Keith A. Anderson, Katherina Nikzad-Terhune, Joseph Gaugler

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Abstract

Health care consumers are increasingly turning to the Internet for information, advice, and support. For dementia caregivers, the Internet is a convenient source of answers to their many questions and needs. Uncertainty remains, however, as to which Internet sites caregivers should rely upon. In this study, 16 of the most frequently listed Internet sites for dementia caregivers were systematically evaluated using an evaluation tool specific to dementia caregiving. A ranked list was generated based upon the content, quality, and usability of each site. Practical implications are discussed in terms of how dementia caregivers might use the Internet more effectively and how Internet providers might better serve dementia caregivers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 2009

Keywords

  • Caregivers
  • Caregiving
  • Dementia
  • Internet
  • Online resources

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