What does science already know about existing health-related information and the way in which it is used? To answer this question, we analysed available findings.
Project Findings: Rossmann, C.; Lampert, C.; Stehr, P.; Grimm, M. (2018): Nutzung und Verbreitung von Gesundheitsinformationen. Ein Literaturüberblick zu theoretischen Ansätzen und empirischen Befunden [Use and Dissemination of Health Information. A Literature Overview on Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Findings]. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann-Stiftung. DOI 10.11586/2017051 (pdf file)
The Hans-Bredow-Institut and the University of Erfurt compiled a synopsis of the present scientific findings on the dissemination and processing of health information. The synopsis aimed at answering the following questions: what types of health-related information can be identified? How and through which form of media do people without health-related impairments inform themselves about health topics in general? How and through which form of media do people get information in the event of an illness? How does behaviour towards the health-related information change (in the event of an illness)? How is health-related information processed? The overview of the forms of dissemination of health-related information was based on already existing systematics, whereby ways of communication and the potentials to educate were taken into account.