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CE TEST QUESTIONS
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information on the perceived eHealth literacy of a general health consumer population.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, you should be able to:
1. Examine research related to eHealth literacy.
2. Evaluate results from a study assessing participants’ eHealth literacy and its relationship to specific participant characteristics.
- 1. According to a 2014 Pew Research Center report, a total of how many Internet users looked online for health information in the previous year?
- 2. What percentage of Internet users in a 2008 Pew Research Center study reported that their last health search significantly impacted their health decision?
- 3. In a 2006 Pew Research Center study, 39% of those surveyed indicated that the information they found on the Internet
- a. changed their health-coping behaviors for chronic diseases.
- b. caused them to use a first-aid technique inappropriately.
- c. was inconsistent between Web sites.
- 4. The mean eHealth literacy score for participants in the study described in this article reflected
- a. low eHealth literacy.
- b. moderate eHealth literacy.
- c. high eHealth literacy.
- 5. A total of how many participants in this study reported that they knew how to use the Internet to answer questions about health?
- a. 52.5%
- b. 61.4%
- c. 72.3%
- 6. How many participants reported that they could distinguish high-quality health resources from low-quality resources?
- a. 54.9%
- b. 67.8%
- c. 72.9%
- 7. Most of the participants indicated that accessing health resources on the Internet was
- a. not important.
- b. of questionable importance.
- c. important or very important.
- 8. Which characteristic was associated with higher reported levels of eHealth literacy?
- a. female gender
- b. aged 18 to 29 years
- c. white/Caucasian
- 9. Regarding time spent on the Internet, participants who reported the highest eHealth literacy spent
- a. 1 to 2 hours per day.
- b. 3 to 4 hours per day.
- c. 5 to 10 hours per day.
- 10. Participants who demonstrated significantly higher eHealth literacy levels perceived their health status as
- a. poor.
- b. good.
- c. excellent.
- 11. Which eHEALS item was positively associated with hours per day spent on the Internet?
- a. knowledge of where to find health resources on the Internet
- b. skills to evaluate online health information
- c. ability to discern high- from low-quality health resources on the Internet
- 12. As noted in the article, participants who had been using the Internet for longer than a year were most likely to report that they
- a. were unsure about the usefulness of the Internet in making health-related decisions.
- b. knew how to find helpful health resources on the Internet.
- c. felt that accessing health resources on the Internet was not very important.
- 13. Confidence in the ability to evaluate online health resources was associated with
- a. marital status.
- b. income level.
- c. hours spent per day on the Internet.
- 14. Participants who were least likely to report that they knew how to use Internet health information to make important health decisions
- a. used the Internet for less than 1 year.
- b. were self-employed.
- c. spent 1 to 2 hours per day on the Internet.
- 15. What skill do the authors suggest is related to specific knowledge about online health information Web sites?
- a. how to find health information
- b. where to find health resources
- c. how to use the Internet
- 16. In Manhattan Research (2003), those who had access to online health information in the US reported having difficulty
- a. determining what health resources are available on the Internet.
- b. knowing where and how to access health information.
- c. evaluating if the information is credible.
- 17. In the 2014 study by Robb and Shellenbarger, participants scored the lowest on
- a. confidence in using information from the Internet to make health decisions.
- b. knowledge of how to use the Internet to answer questions about health.
- c. an understanding of what health information is available on the Internet.
- 18. A 2013 Pew Research Center study reports that 70% of adults surveyed obtain their health information from
- a. friends and family.
- b. healthcare professionals.
- c. others who have the same health condition.