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dc.contributor.authorUsher, Wayne
dc.contributor.authorGudes, Ori
dc.contributor.authorParekh, Sanjoti
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-19T03:28:48Z
dc.date.available2018-11-19T03:28:48Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1833-3575
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1833358316639450
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/98976
dc.description.abstractObjective: Mobile wireless communication technologies (MWCT) and social media (SM) networks create pathways for accessing widely available information that are favoured particularly by younger generations. The purpose of this study was to explore the way university students use these communication technologies to access health information. Method: Participants (n = 696), who were recruited via an email invitation, completed an online self-reported survey that collected multi-dimensional data consisting of quantitative, qualitative and spatial statistics. Results: The results indicate that technology was used extensively to search for health information and resulted in positive changes in participants’ behaviours; however they perceived lack of reliability of the information as a pressing issue. Conclusion: The results suggest that appealing, persuasive and reliable MWCT and SM can be used extensively to promote health amongst Australian youth.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom5
dc.relation.ispartofpageto15
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Information Management Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume45
dc.subject.fieldofresearchWireless Communications
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInformation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLibrary and Information Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode100510
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0806
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0807
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleExploring the use of technology pathways to access health information by Australian university students: a multi - dimensional approach
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorUsher, Wayne T.
gro.griffith.authorParekh, Sanjoti K.


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