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Exploring health information use by older Australians within everyday life

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

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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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ID Code: 49808
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Information literacy, Informed learning, Community learning
DOI: 10.1353/lib.2012.0004
ISSN: 0024-2594
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The John Hopkins University Press
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2012 09:20
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 20:29

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