Informed for healthy ageing : exploring how ageing Australians experience health information use

Yates, Christine, Bruce, Christine S., Partridge, Helen L., Cooper, H., & Edwards, Sylvia L. (2010) Informed for healthy ageing : exploring how ageing Australians experience health information use. In Wise, John (Ed.) Proceedings of the 10th Global Conference on Ageing, International Federation on Ageing, & Council of the Ageing(COTA), Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, VIC.

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Exploring information use within everyday or community contexts is a recent area of interest for information literacy research endeavours. 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: 49825
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Information literacy, Healthy aging, Qualitative research, Phenomenography, Learning
ISBN: 1877040800
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Human Information Behaviour (080703)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 23 Apr 2012 23:40
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2015 23:25

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