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Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2007 Aug;18(2):370-82, xiii.

Adolescents, the Internet, and health literacy.

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Division for Social Research in Medicines and Health, School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, England.


In this article, the development of the concept and measurement of "off-line" health literacy is charted, recent development and interest in adolescent off-line health literacy is explored, and how the Internet could be useful in assessing and improving adolescents' online and off-line health literacy skills is considered. The important issue of content filters will also be considered as it relates to adolescents' ability to retrieve online health information about sensitive issues.

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