Exploring health information use by older Australians within everyday life

Yates, Christine, Stoodley, Ian, Partridge, Helen, Bruce, Christine, Cooper, Helen, Day, Gary, and 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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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.

Item ID: 55447
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1559-0682
Keywords: information literacy; informed learning; community learning
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees, University of Illinois
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This research forms part of a three year Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project entitled Understanding Health Information Literacy in Australia’s Ageing Population: A Qualitative Study (ARC LP100100292).

Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC LP100100292
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 04:26
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies @ 100%
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