Personal Science Conversations #2: “The Worried Well”
June 23, 2020
In this second episode of Personal Science Conversations, Gary Wolf, Thomas Blomseth Christiansen and Steven Jonas discuss the concept of the worried well: What is the origin of the term, how do medical professionals define it, and why does it get applied to people engaged in self-tracking practices?
We had some video issues, so it’s going to be audio only this week. Enjoy!
- Purdue article that Gary mentions on the “worried well” during COVID-19.
- “The Delivery of Medical Care”: the article with the earliest use of the term “the worried well” we found, published in 1970.
- Steven mentioned an article that contains a study following people considered to be the “worried well” over a three year period.