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Article: Preference for online health information among Chinese

TitlePreference for online health information among Chinese
Authors
KeywordsHealth literacy
Chinese
Internet
Online health information
Issue Date2011
PublisherMarquette Books LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.marquettebooks.com/communicationjournals/jhmc.html
Citation
Journal of Health and Mass Communication, 2011, v. 3 n. 1-4, p. 46-61 How to Cite?
AbstractIf soon-to-be-aged (STBA) adults do not do well in disease prevention or chronic illness care, their health problems may add a heavy load to the health care system and its costs. Objective: This study aims to identify factors that were associated with Chinese STBA adults’ preference for online health information (POHI). Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2005-2006 among Hong Kong adults. Results: Out of the 516 respondents, one-third indicated their preference to get health information via the Internet. Five significant independent factors were found to be associated with POHI: 10th grade education or above, being employed, perceiving they had good language ability, knowing someone who could teach them, and Chinese who placed a higher value on learning as they grew older. Conclusions: With these findings, practitioners could work out some ways to support STBA adults for online health-related learning and health literacy.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146447
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, AYMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, DYPen_US
dc.contributor.authorCheung, MKTen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24T07:54:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-24T07:54:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Health and Mass Communication, 2011, v. 3 n. 1-4, p. 46-61en_US
dc.identifier.issn1940-9354-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146447-
dc.description.abstractIf soon-to-be-aged (STBA) adults do not do well in disease prevention or chronic illness care, their health problems may add a heavy load to the health care system and its costs. Objective: This study aims to identify factors that were associated with Chinese STBA adults’ preference for online health information (POHI). Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a cross-sectional survey conducted in 2005-2006 among Hong Kong adults. Results: Out of the 516 respondents, one-third indicated their preference to get health information via the Internet. Five significant independent factors were found to be associated with POHI: 10th grade education or above, being employed, perceiving they had good language ability, knowing someone who could teach them, and Chinese who placed a higher value on learning as they grew older. Conclusions: With these findings, practitioners could work out some ways to support STBA adults for online health-related learning and health literacy.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMarquette Books LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.marquettebooks.com/communicationjournals/jhmc.html-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Health and Mass Communicationen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectHealth literacy-
dc.subjectChinese-
dc.subjectInternet-
dc.subjectOnline health information-
dc.titlePreference for online health information among Chineseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLeung, AYM: angleung@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailCheung, MKT: miktc@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLeung, AYM=rp00405en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros199135en_US
dc.identifier.volume3en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-4-
dc.identifier.spage46en_US
dc.identifier.epage61en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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