The availability of free health information online makes the Internet a popular source for health information. The upward trend of online health information seeking has made this a popular research topic. While many researchers have explored various facets of online health information searching, limited information is available on online health information searching within Aotearoa New Zealand. Existing research studies are dated and do not reflect current online health information searching practices. Thus, in this research in progress paper, we describe the online health information searching behaviour of New Zealanders (n=40). Key findings indicate a variety of sources are used. Participants search experience was either generally good or good. However, there is a need to educate online consumers about local health portals and to pay attention to information sources. Participants indicate the manner in which a search is performed could influence their search experience.
Inthiran, Anushia; Honey, Michelle; and Basu, Arindam, "Current Online Health Information Searching Practices of New Zealanders: Preliminary Results from a Pilot Study" (2022). ACIS 2022 Proceedings. 4.