A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research showed that while frequent Internet use was associated with increased desire for data and decision-making autonomy, patients had differences in specific information they prefer. Researchers found that frequent users preferred more data on diagnosis but less decision-making powers compared with infrequent users. Frequent Internet users were also less likely to desire data on psychosocial and provider aspects of care, but were more likely to seek greater decision-making powers for such factors.

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