Quality and Content of Online Information Related to “Immunity Boosting”
Keywords:COVID-19, Discern tool, E health, Health literacy, Online health information
In this era of “infodemic,” online health information has become a prime concern, and therefore, an analysis of studies on online health information, the reasons for which people seek online health information, its strengths and shortcomings, and the concept of E-health literacy has been done in this paper. Various tools to assess online health information and recent papers on assessment using DISCERN tool have been discussed. The concern for immunity boosting and its significance in the COVID era has grown manifold, especially for providers and consumers of health information. Online health information has become a vital part of healthcare in modern times; however, its quality seems to differ across domains. Online information on immunity boosting also seem to be misleading the people. This article provides an insight into the sphere of online health information and throws light over the hurdles that people come across face while retrieving health information online.
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