Exploring health information use by older Australians within everyday life

Yates, Christine and Stoodley, Ian D. and Partridge, Helen and Bruce, Christine S. and Cooper, Helen and Day, Gary and Edwards, Sylvia L. (2012) Exploring health information use by older Australians within everyday life. Library Trends, 60 (3). pp. 460-478. ISSN 0024-2594

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Abstract

Exploring information use within everyday or community contexts is a recent area of interest for information literacy research endeavors. Within this domain, health information literacy (HIL) has emerged as a focus of interest due to identified synergies between information use and health status. However, while HIL has been acknowledged as a core ingredient that can assist people to take responsibility for managing and improving their own health, limited research has explored how HIL is experienced in everyday community life. This article will present the findings of ongoing research undertaken using phenomenography to explore how HIL is experienced among older Australians within everyday contexts. It will also discuss how these findings may be used to inform policy formulation in health communication and as an evidence base for the design and delivery of consumer health information resources and services.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 01:21
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 06:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information literacy, Informed learning, Community learning, phenomenography
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080799 Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1353/lib.2012.000
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33310

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