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Consumer Health Web Sites in Asian and Pacific Islander Languages

TitleConsumer Health Web Sites in Asian and Pacific Islander Languages
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLeonard, K, J. Lindsay, M, Earl, M
JournalJournal of Consumer Health on the InternetJournal of Consumer Health on the Internet
Volume17
Pagination184-195
ISBN Number1539-8285
KeywordsAmerican Cancer Society, Asians, Chinese, Consumer Health Information, Filipinos, Hmong, Information Resources, Internet, Kidney Diseases, Language, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Patient Education, Refugees, United States Food and Drug Administration, Vietnamese
AbstractFinding reliable, up-to-date consumer health information written in Asian or Pacific Islander languages can be difficult for librarians, to say nothing of the difficulties experienced by speakers of these languages when they seek health information. A number of high-quality, reliable sources that provide consumer health information are available on the Internet at no cost. This article reviews several of these Asian language health sites that were selected based on their ease of use and the quality of health information provided. While there are many web sources that provide handouts and other materials for the Asian language speaker, nearly all require some knowledge of English to navigate to the needed content. Thus, the Asian language speaker with low English literacy will need the aid of a librarian, health care professional, or family member to make the best use of these materials.
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