Health Information Seeking and its Associated Factors among University Students: A Case in a Middle-Income Setting

Yilma, Tesfahun Melese and Inthiran, Anushia and Reidpath, Daniel and Orimaye, Sylvester Olubolu (2017) Health Information Seeking and its Associated Factors among University Students: A Case in a Middle-Income Setting. Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS).

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Abstract

This paper aims to describe health information seeking behaviour and identify its associated factors among undergraduate university students in developing countries. An online survey is used to collect data from 138 students. The data is analysed using the multivariate logistic regression analysis method. Results reveal that a substantial number of students have sought health information mostly from the Internet. Health literacy, perceived susceptibility to health problems and alcohol consumption are found to be the significant factors influencing health information seeking behaviour. Results provide an understanding of health information seeking behaviour in developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > LH College and school magazines and papers
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 1
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2018 14:06
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2018 14:06
URI: http://repository.ittelkom-pwt.ac.id/id/eprint/4323

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