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Table 5 Trust in and assessment of online health information

From: Parental digital health information seeking behavior in Switzerland: a cross-sectional study

Question Answers given by digital media users (N = 700)
n (%)
  Completely agree Rather agree Rather disagree Completely disagree No indication/ don’t know Not answered
How much do you agree with the statement “the Internet is a good tool to help improve my knowledge of health-related topics”? 88 (12.6) 442 (63.1) 110 (15.7) 21 (3) 7 (1) 32 (4.6)
  Always Sometimes Never Not answered
How often do you believe that the information is correct? 22 (3.1) 640 (91.4) 6 (0.9) 32 (4.6)
Do you try to find out if a site is reliable before accepting or using the information? 446 (63.7) 159 (22.7) 60 (8.6) 35 (5)
How often are you sure you understand what you find on the Internet? 337 (48.1) 318 (45.4) 4 (0.6) 41 (5.9)
  Yes No Don’t know Not answered
Would you like your pediatrician to give you trustworthy Internet resources? 467 (66.7) 124 (17.7) 80 (11.4) 29 (4.2)
  1. Note: n’s not summing up to 700 due to missing data