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Factors associated with mobile health information seeking among Singaporean women


Chang, L and Chiuan Yen, C and Xue, L and Choo Tai, B and Chuan Chan, H and Been-Lirn Duh, H and Choolani, M, Factors associated with mobile health information seeking among Singaporean women, Journal of Women and Aging, 29, (1) pp. 75-86. ISSN 0895-2841 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/08952841.2015.1065144


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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:health, information seeking, mobile phones, Singapore, women
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Data management and data science
Research Field:Data engineering and data science
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Been-Lirn Duh, H (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:125937
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2018-05-16
Last Modified:2018-08-30

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