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J Adolesc Health. 2010 Feb;46(2):200-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.07.008. Epub 2009 Nov 1.

Chronically connected? Internet use among adolescents with chronic conditions.

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Research Group on Adolescent Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland.


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.

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