Authors' reply to the comment by Ferrari

Ng, Tze Siong and Sterling, Michele (2013) Authors' reply to the comment by Ferrari. European Journal of Pain, 17 8: 1261-1262. doi:10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00361.x

Author Ng, Tze Siong
Sterling, Michele
Title Authors' reply to the comment by Ferrari
Journal name European Journal of Pain   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1090-3801
Publication date 2013-09
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00361.x
Volume 17
Issue 8
Start page 1261
End page 1262
Total pages 2
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The majority of the Singaporean and Australian populations use the Internet (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011; Nielsen, 2011), hence our decision to recruit subjects who have Internet access. We recruited subjects from Singapore and Brisbane, cities with similar Internet connectivity. The recruitment of participants through the Internet could have biased the study towards people who were more Internet savvy and may therefore be better informed than non-Internet users (Ng et al., 2013) due to wider access to information in the World Wide Web. This was acknowledged in our paper. However, the moderately high level of uncertainty (‘don’t know’ responses) demonstrated by our Singaporean and Australian respondents who presumably were better informed than non-Internet users could be worse in non-Internet users. Our results likely erred on the conservative side...
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Re: "Comment on Ng et al.: Laypersons' expectations of recovery and beliefs about whiplash injury: A cross-cultural comparison between Australians and Singaporeans", DOI: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00344.x

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