Content and quality of websites supporting self-management of chronic breathlessness in advanced illness: a systematic review
Tim Luckett, Rebecca Disler, Annmarie Hosie, Miriam Johnson, Patricia Davidson, David Currow, Anthony Sumah, Jane Phillips
NPJ PRIMARY CARE RESPIRATORY MEDICINE | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016
Chronic breathlessness is a common, burdensome and distressing symptom in many advanced chronic illnesses. Self-management strategies are essential to optimise treatment, daily functioning and emotional coping. People with chronic illness commonly search the internet for advice on self-management. A review was undertaken in June 2015 to describe the content and quality of online advice on breathlessness self-management, to highlight under-served areas and to identify any unsafe content. Google was searched from Sydney, Australia, using the five most common search terms for breathlessness identified by Google Trends. We also hand-searched the websites of national associations. Websites were i..View full abstract
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