CODE DEFINITIONS FOCUS GROUP ANALYSES Page 1 Code Definition abroad Used for depicting statements where family members live in foreign countries. advantage Things that were stated as being advantageous pertaining to online health searches. advice Used for depicting when suggestions on health wher e sought or given. Alternative to Dr.'s Prescription When statements suggested things attempted as an alternative to anonymity Privacy and confidentiality during online searches. Articles that relate When participants s tated that stories related online to their health situation. ask.com Used to signal when the specific website was used. Asperger syndrome Used to code instances when the syndrome was mentioned. Back pain Utilized for signaling statements of discomfort r elated to the back. bettermedicine.com Used to signal when the specific website was used. Bing Depicts instances when respondents searched online using this website. blogs Depicts when a participant stated on using a blog as an online resource. Blood pressure issues Depicts when participants stated things related to the term. Blood sugar levels Depicts when participants stated things related to the term. Body building Used when participants talks about the gym, gaining muscle mass or bulking up. bo dy image issues Used to depict when participants stated feeling out of shape, a need to gain muscle, or lose weight. Breast Cancer Used to signal instances when participants spoke on the subject either relating to family or loved ones. Broken home Used to signal instances when participants stated family issues, divorced parents, or living in different countries, homes, etc. Calling for questions Used to signal when parents called for questions, or when participants called others for questions on health carcinogens Used to depict instances when participants stated being concerned about cancer causing agents. carpal tunnel syndrome Used to depict instances when participants stated things on the syndrome. CDC Depicts instances when respondents searche d online using this website. Cerebral Palsy Used to signal instances when the participants spoke on the subject. CNN.com Used to signal when the specific website was used. Comfort Used to signal when participants expressed feelings of the term. comment s Used to signal when participants stated on making comments on online websites or videos related to health. companionship during search Used to signal when participants stated searching online for health information with a companion. confusion Used to signal instances when the participants spoke on the subject. Contraindications Used to depict when participants stated searching for contraindications related to prescriptions. Convenience Used to depict when part icipants stated feelings of the term. cooperative health care Used to depict instances when participants spoke on the subject. Cousins This code was used to depict when participants spoke about their
CODE DEFINITIONS FOCUS GROUP ANALYSES Page 2 cousins. Creates Problem This code was used to depict when participants stated online healt h information searching created problems. Credibility of Source Used to signal examples of when participants spoke of whether sites were believable or not. Decipher your own Used to signal when participants stated that one must have enough education to tell whether or not sites are credible. dentist S e l f explanatory. This code was used when statements of dentist appoin tments and dental work were made. depression Used when participants stated things about sadness and feelings of depression. Diabetes Used when participants spoke about th e illness. diet Used when participants considered their diet, in terms of watching the things they consumed or eating to gain muscle mass. diet tips Used when participants stated going online to look for diet tips, or abided by diet tips they encountered online. Difficulty searching Used when participants claimed they had difficulty location the information they searched. disadvantages Used to signal when participants spoke about the disadvantages encountered due to online searching. discovery Used to represent times when participants stated about going online to discov er new information or clarification of topics. Do ctor's Website for health info Used to signal the times participants spoke about doctor websites online. doctor unresolved health issu e Used to signal when doctor s issues. Doctor vs Online Used to depict when a statement is in regards to comparing online Do ctors Appointments Used to depict when participants state about planning an appointment, or how an appointment progressed. Do ctors ratings Used to depict when a participant stated things on searching for Documentary Used to depict when participants stated getting their health information from online documentaries. Ease of search Used for times participants spoke about the easiness of searching for health information online. eating disorder Represents the times participants stated things on encountering experiences of problems with eating habits. education Used to signal nuances when education was mentioned b y participants. energy drinks Used to highlight when participants spoke about energy drinks. energy supplements Used to highlight occurrences of participants stating about use of energy supplements. Enjoyment from search Used to highlight when participant s spoke about joy from experience of searching and finding health content online. Enlightenment Used to highlight when participants felt they learned or better understood health content from online searches. eye problems Used when participants spoke about eye problems. Fa cebook Used when part icipants spoke about the social media site. Family Used to highlight when participants spoke about their family. family advice Used to represent occurrences of participants stating getting advice from family members.
CODE DEFINITIONS FOCUS GROUP ANALYSES Page 3 Family planning Represents when statements were made on subjects related to family planning such as pregnancy and the use of or search of contraceptives. Father sick Used to highlight statements of participants claiming a sick father and or searching for health information for a sick father. Fear of cancer Used to highlight statements made by participants of fear of cancer. Fear of Deportation Used to highl ight instances when participants claimed fearing deportation. Fear of Doctor Used to highlight statements made by participants expressing a fear of doctors. Fear of illness Used to represent when statements were made about fears related to illnesses encountered. Fi nding health information on You T ube Used to highlight statements made when participants searched the website for health information. gained knowledge Represents when participants stated that they increased their knowledge through online health information searches. Genetically Modified Highlights statements made on the subject. Genetics Re presents statements made on the subject. Girl friend health issues Used to highlight statements of participants concern for or search for online health information to help their girlfriend s. global community Used to highlight statements made about sharing health information online with people f rom other countries. Global reach Represents statements made about the internet facilitating global reach. good from online search Represents statements made about positive outcomes related online health information searches. Google Depicts instances when respondents searched online using this website. Google review s Used to signal when participants stated using this site for searching for clinicians. Google Search Depicts instances when respondents searched online using this website as well as results related to searches performed on this site. G out Highlights statements made about the illness. Grieving Highligh ts statements and occurrences of part i cipants expressing sentiments of grief Healing Represents when statements were made about healing stemming from online health searches. Health behavior Represents statements made related to health behavior change stemming f rom online health information seeking. Health concern for girlfriend Represents statements made by participants about health concerns for their respective girlfriend. Health Insurance Worries Highlights statements made about health insurance concerns. helps with online search Represents statem ents made on help stemming from online health information searches. Home remedies Represents statements made about searching online for home health remedies. hypothyroidism Highlights statements made on the disorder. Immigration Highlights statements made about concerns regarding immigration and related health conc erns for achieving immigration statuses Immigration Issues Represents statements made of health issues faced stemming from immigration. inadequate doctors in town Highlights statements made about inadequate physicians in the town
CODE DEFINITIONS FOCUS GROUP ANALYSES Page 4 participants reside in. Insecurity with physicians Represents statements made about dis comfort with speaking with or interacting with physicians. insurance Highlights stat e ments made on health insurance. iPa d Represents statements made on the use of iPads and other Tablets It helps Highlights statements made on help stemming from online health information use and web interaction Juicing Represents statements made about juicing for health outcomes and searching online on the topic Knowledge on products Represents instances when participants stated searching online to increase their knowledge on certain health products. Learned from search Highlights statements of things learned fr om online health information searches. lifestyle change Highlights statements made concerning lifestyle changes. Medicine Highlights statements made about certain types of medicine/prescriptions. Men's Health Highlights statements made about the website and magazine. Microadenoma Highlig hts statements made concerning the dysfunction. mobile phone Highlights statements made about the use of cellphones for searching online health information. Mom sick Represents statements made about concerns for ill mother and searching online for ill mother. Monetary Issues Highlights statements made concerning health hardships related to monetary need. Money Issue Highlights statements made concerning others to monetary need. multiple terms for search Highlight statements made about the use of multiple search terms and increased search results stemming from th e use of specific search terms. Muscle pain Represents statements made about muscle injury or pain. Natural products Highlights statements made about the use or search for a ll natural health products. necess ity of doctor Highlights statements made calling into question the need for clinicians. need for education Highlights s tatements made about the need for education to aid in interpreting results from online health information searches. neglecting care Highlights statements made when participants neglected themselves healthcare. Netflix Highlights statements made concerning the use of the website fo r online health searches or gained knowledge from videos on site. neutrality Highlights statements of neutrality concerning sentiments related to whether online searches help or create problems. Not believing doctor H ighlights statements made when participants did not trust their physician. Not challenging Highlights statements made that online health information searches were not challenging. not enough knowledge Highlights statements made of participants claiming others do not have enough knowledge to interpret r esults stemming from online health information searches. not knowing Highlights statements of instance s when participants did not know enough on a certain health topic. online communication as therapy Highlights statements made by participants when online
CODE DEFINITIONS FOCUS GROUP ANALYSES Page 5 communication acted as therapy for their hea lth concerns. Online health search for pets Represents when participants claimed going online to search for topics related to their pets Online health search for self Represents s tatements made for instances regarding participants own health. on line health search on mobile phone Used to highlight statements of online health searching with mobile device. online magazine Used to highlight statements of searching online for specific health magazine articles. Online support groups Highlights statements made about online support groups for health. online videos Highlights statements made related to online health videos. Organic Represents statements made ab out the topic. Others can't manage computers Highlights statements when participants were called upon to aid those who can Others can't navigate internet Highlights statements when participants were called upon to aid those who can the internet Overwhelming Highlights statements of part i cipants feeling overwhelmed by results of online health information searches. Pain of dealing with illness Represents st atements made of participants dealing or watching others deal with pain related to illness. pancreatic cancer Used when participants made statements about pancreatic cancer. Parents Highlights statements of interaction with parents concer n ing online health information searches. Parents ca lling Highlights statements made by participants when parents called to ask for help searching for online health information. Personal emergency care Highlights statements made of seeking for personal emergen cy care Phone APP Highlights statements made of participants use of mobile phone applications to maintain health or search for health information Physical fitness Highlights statem ent s made by participants of onlin e searches related to physica l fitness. Pinterest Represents statements made about the use of the site for onli ne health info rmation searching and sharing. posted Represents statements made by participants of the uploading health content or seeking health content from other s on social media sites. Posting on diet, juicing Represents statements mad e concerning the topic. pregnancy Highlights statements of participants e xperiences with their loved one s pregnancy. Prescription Info Represents statements made about online searches for prescription information. Prevention Highlights statements made on steps taken to prevent illness and related online health searches. privacy Highlights statements related to the topic. Problems with searching Highlights expressed frust r ations with online health informatio n searches. scared Represents statements about feeling of being scared related to health concerns. Self d iagnosis Signifies when statements were made of participants self diagnosing themselves from gathered results of online health searches. Severity of health issue Represents statements made of concern over severity of health issue related to results from online searches. sexual he alth Highlights statements made on the topic. Sick Father Highlights stories made by participants about their sick father s
CODE DEFINITIONS FOCUS GROUP ANALYSES Page 6 experiences. significant other Highlights statements made concerning participants significant other(s). simplicity of search Represents statements of expressed feel ings of simplicity related to online health searching. Skype Highlights statements of the use of the software/application for communicating with others concerning health issues. Smart TV Highlights statements of the use of these devices for browsing the internet for online health information. Spiritual health Represents statements made concerning the topic. splints Highlights statements of participants creating splints for self medicating injuries. Sports Injuries Highlights instances of participants claiming ailment due to participation in sports. Sports injury Highlights specific types of sports injuries encountered by participants. sprains Represents statements of participants dealing with sprains and related online health searches. Stress Highlights statements of encountered stress and manner in which online health information searches related to dealing with s tress. stress relieve Represents stress relieve expressed by participants related to results stemming from online health information search es. Stroke Highlights statements of experience s w ith the subject. surgery Highlights s tatements made by participants concerning the topic. Synthroid Represents statements made by parti cipants concerning the specific medication. Tablet Represents statements about the use of the mobile device for online health information searches. take action to find health care Highlights statements of participants taking action to find health care due to results of their online health information search Technology Highlights participants statements about how technology affects us. thoughts on social media Highlights participants sentiments on the use of social media for health information searches. tweeted Highlights statements of participants tweeting inquiries for answers to health concerns. Twitter Represents statements of the use of the website to search for health information. une a siness about illness Represents statements of uncomforting sentiments about illnesses for self and others. uterine fibroids Represents statements made by participants concerning the topic. Vaccinations Depicts searches made by participants related to immunizations. vegan Highlights s tatements of participants expressed dietary behavior. videos online Highlights statements of online health video search es, and use. Vimeo .com Depicts instances when respondents searched online using this website. Vine .com Used for instances o f participants st ating the use of the site. vitamins Used to highlight statements made by participants of the use of vitamins. WebMD Depicts in stances when respondents searched online using this website. Weight concern Depicts occurrences of participants speaking about their weight concerns or concerns for other s weight
CODE DEFINITIONS FOCUS GROUP ANALYSES Page 7 Weight loss Used to highlight when participants spoke about weight loss for themselves or others. Wondering if surgery is needed Used when participants stated considering surgical health treatments. Worries About Symptoms Utilized when participants made statem ents about fears related to their symptoms. Worry about significant other Used when partic i pants expressed concerns about those who are significant in their lives. Yahoo Depicts instances when respondents searched online using this websi te. Yahoo answers Depicts instances when respondents searched online using this website. Youtube Depicts instances when respondents searched online using this website.