- Complementary & Integrative Health (CIH)
- Health Information Quality
In their search for effective health management strategies, patients with chronic conditions often seek out and employ complementary and integrative health (CIH) treatments. We can find abundant information about CIH treatments, therapies, and modalities online, and though there is some extant research concerning the quality and reliability of this information, there is much that we still do not know. Because people may encounter this information and potentially act upon it, it is important for health care providers and researchers to have a better understanding of what is available online about CIH modalities. The aim of this project is to characterize the topography of online CIH information and develop better ways of organizing and delivering CIH information to consumers.