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Information Grounds and Micro Information Seeking: Unpacking the Complexities of Community Education and Recruitment in Breast Cancer Screening Service Delivery

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Kelder, J and Lueg, C, Information Grounds and Micro Information Seeking: Unpacking the Complexities of Community Education and Recruitment in Breast Cancer Screening Service Delivery, Proceedings of the 2011 iConference, 8-11 Feb 2011, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 356-362. ISBN 978-1-4503-0121-3 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2011 ACM

DOI: doi:10.1145/1940761.1940810

Abstract

Public health education is an important part of national health systems that is intended to have a positive impact on the health behaviours of citizens and prevent health problems developing that require costly interactions with the acute health care system. In this paper we report findings from a twelve month ethnographic case study that collected observation, document/artefact and semi- structured interview data related to the information activities involved in community education work, specifically the targeted delivery of breast cancer information to relevant parts of a demographically defined community. We applied Leckie et al's (1996) model of the information behavior of professionals to highlight specific characteristics of different tasks and environments involved in professional breast cancer information delivery. The two main contributions of the paper are 1. an analysis of the way information grounds are both sought and leveraged in order to distribute information in breast cancer information delivery, and 2. the importance of (and understanding of) micro-information seeking in leveraging information grounds.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:information seeking, information grounds, information sharing, embodiment, community health services, community informatics
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information Systems
Research Field:Computer-Human Interaction
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Application Software Packages (excl. Computer Games)
Author:Kelder, J (Dr Jo-Anne Kelder)
Author:Lueg, C (Professor Christopher Lueg)
ID Code:74678
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Computing and Information Systems
Deposited On:2011-12-09
Last Modified:2017-11-13
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