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postgraduate thesis: ICT delivery of health information for older adults in Hong Kong

TitleICT delivery of health information for older adults in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Liu, J. [刘捷]. (2011). ICT delivery of health information for older adults in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4746939
AbstractAlthough there is a general trend of aging as the expected longitude increase for human being, the developing countries which, according to the report of WHO, have grown old even before grow rich face a more challenging state than the developed countries. These countries, especially their rural parts, are less likely to adapt to the aging trend with relatively smaller medical budget, less developed professional training of care takers, and a lack of public awareness of prevention and treatment of geriatric disease.(Organization, Health, Promotion, & Course, 2011) On the other hand, it indicates a big stage for distant medical service to play because of its lower cost of implementation and effectiveness in controlling the overall medical expenditure given such service would help to prevent and control at a earlier stage of disease. Therefore in developing countries like China and for population like the older citizen who has less mobility, online healthcare information platform is expected to play a much more important role than in developed countries. At the same time, experienced can be borrowed from investigations and installations of online platform of health information designed for the older population where they usually serve as a supplement to the primary health care facility in developed countries like UK.
DegreeMaster of Science in Library and Information Management
SubjectHealth - Information services - China - Hong Kong.
Internet and older people - China - Hong Kong.
Technology and older people - China - Hong Kong.
Dept/ProgramLibrary and Information Management

 

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dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jie-
dc.contributor.author刘捷-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationLiu, J. [刘捷]. (2011). ICT delivery of health information for older adults in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4746939-
dc.description.abstractAlthough there is a general trend of aging as the expected longitude increase for human being, the developing countries which, according to the report of WHO, have grown old even before grow rich face a more challenging state than the developed countries. These countries, especially their rural parts, are less likely to adapt to the aging trend with relatively smaller medical budget, less developed professional training of care takers, and a lack of public awareness of prevention and treatment of geriatric disease.(Organization, Health, Promotion, & Course, 2011) On the other hand, it indicates a big stage for distant medical service to play because of its lower cost of implementation and effectiveness in controlling the overall medical expenditure given such service would help to prevent and control at a earlier stage of disease. Therefore in developing countries like China and for population like the older citizen who has less mobility, online healthcare information platform is expected to play a much more important role than in developed countries. At the same time, experienced can be borrowed from investigations and installations of online platform of health information designed for the older population where they usually serve as a supplement to the primary health care facility in developed countries like UK.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B47469390-
dc.subject.lcshHealth - Information services - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshInternet and older people - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.subject.lcshTechnology and older people - China - Hong Kong.-
dc.titleICT delivery of health information for older adults in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4746939-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Library and Information Management-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineLibrary and Information Management-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4746939-
dc.date.hkucongregation2011-

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