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Learning wellness : how ageing Australians experience health information literacy

Yates, Christine, Partridge, Helen L., & Bruce, Christine S. (2009) Learning wellness : how ageing Australians experience health information literacy. The Australian Library Journal (ALJ), 58(3), pp. 269-285.

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Abstract

Given identified synergies between information use and health status greater understanding is needed about how people use information to learn about their health. This article presents the findings of preliminary research into health information literacy which sought to explore how this is phenomenon is experienced among ageing Australians. Analysis of data from semi-structured interviews has revealed six different ways ageing Australians experience using information to learn about their health within one aspect of community life. Health information literacy is a new terrain for information literacy research endeavours and one which warrants further attention by the profession to foster and promote within the community.

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ID Code: 31027
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: information literacy, learning, phenomenography, qualitative research, healthy ageing
ISSN: 0004-9670
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Human Information Behaviour (080703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 ALIA and the authors.
Copyright Statement: Copyright in The Australian Library Journal is owned by the Australian Library and Information Association Ltd 2009 and vested in each of the authors in respect to his or her contributions 2009.
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2010 14:43
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:10

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