Media and internet ownership and use among mental health outpatients with serious mental illness.

Sara Clayton, Dina Borzekowski, Seth Himelhoch, Lisa Dixon, Wendy Potts, Deborah Medoff, Ann Hackman, Doris Balis

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether people with serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorder (SUD) use the Internet to receive health information. METHODS: One hundred people with SMI were surveyed in community mental health clinics. RESULTS: Participants with SUD were significantly less likely to use the Internet compared to those who without SUD (.34 [.12-.95] p = .04). Internet users with SUD were significantly more likely to report accessing sites topically related to substance abuse (p = .01). CONCLUSION: Few participants with SMI and SUD used the Internet. Attention to educating patients about quality health information on the Internet may be warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-367
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of drug and alcohol abuse
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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