Learning wellness: how ageing Australians experience health information literacy

Yates, Christine, Partridge, Helen, and Bruce, Christine (2009) Learning wellness: how ageing Australians experience health information literacy. Australian Library Journal, 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.

Item ID: 55466
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2201-4276
Keywords: information literacy; learning; phenomenography; qualitative research; healthy ageing
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2009 ALIA and the authors.
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 03:35
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour @ 50%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890302 Library and Archival Services @ 100%
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