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Older people: how do they find out about their health? A pilot study

Hurst, Gill, Wilson, Patricia M., Dickinson, Angela (2013) Older people: how do they find out about their health? A pilot study. British Journal of Community Nursing, 18 (1). pp. 34-39. ISSN 1462-4753. (doi:10.12968/bjha.2013.7.5.224) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:39063)

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Abstract

Information about health is gained from various sources but little is known about the health information-seeking behaviours of older people and what factors affect this. This pilot study aimed to explore older people's experiences and views on their health information-seeking behaviours and to gain a better understanding of these. A qualitative study with nine older people was undertaken, using diaries and semi-structured interviews to gather data. Three key themes emerged relating to why they sought information, what shaped this and where health information was accessed. This study is generating new knowledge of older people's experiences and views on their health information-seeking behaviour. By understanding these, community nurses will be better placed to promote strategies that improve older people's access to appropriate health information and support its effective use.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.12968/bjha.2013.7.5.224
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 09:10 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/39063 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Wilson, Patricia M.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5787-9736
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