Factors associated with mobile health information seeking among Singaporean women

Chang, Leanne and Chiuan Yen, Ching and Xue, Lishan and Choo Tai, Bee and Chuan Chan, Hock and Been-Lirn Duh, Henry and Choolani, Mahesh (2017) Factors associated with mobile health information seeking among Singaporean women. Journal of Women and Aging, 29 (1). pp. 75-86. ISSN 1540-7322

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This study examined effects of age and social psychological factors on women’s willingness to be mobile health information seekers. A national survey of 1,878 Singaporean women was conducted to obtain information on women’s mobile phone usage, experiences of health information seeking, and appraisals of using mobile phones to seek health information. Results showed that young, middle-aged, and older women exhibited distinct mobile phone usage behaviors, health information-seeking patterns, and assessments of mobile health information seeking. Factors that accounted for their mobile information-seeking intention also varied. Data reported in this study provide insights into mobile health interventions in the future.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: health, information seeking, mobile phones, Singapore, women
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of International Communications
Identification Number: 10.1080/08952841.2015.1065144
Depositing User: YUAN, Ziqi
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 15:26
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 01:15
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/48873

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