Proxy health information-seeking behavior: A review

Health information seeking on behalf of others is a prevalent and significant activity in various fields. This research aims to examine recent developments in proxy health information-seeking behavior (PHISB). The analysis encompasses 47 selected studies published after 2003, summarizing the characteristics of individuals who utilize proxy seekers, the types of health information sought, factors influencing PHISB, and the outcomes of health information usage. These findings offer valuable insights for future exploration and can inform strategies to facilitate access to relevant and reliable health information.

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