Chronically Connected? Internet Use Among Adolescents With Chronic Conditions

  • Suris J
  • Akré C
  • Berchtold A
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Abstract

Little is known about Internet use among adolescents with chronic conditions (CCs). Our results indicate that CC females, but not males, are more likely to be heavy Internet users than their peers. CC youths are also more likely to visit health-related web sites, but less frequently than other sites. © 2010 Society for Adolescent Medicine.

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Authors

  • J.-C. Suris

  • C Akré

  • A Berchtold

  • R E Bélanger

  • P.-A. Michaud

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