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Primary health‐care nurses and internet health information‐seeking: access, barriers and quality checks

Primary health‐care nurses and internet health information‐seeking: access, barriers and quality checks

Gilmour, Jean, Strong, Alison, Chan, Helen, Hanna, Sue ORCID: 0000-0002-0198-3358 and Huntington, Annette (2014) Primary health‐care nurses and internet health information‐seeking: access, barriers and quality checks. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 22 (1). pp. 53-60. ISSN 1322-7114 (Print), 1440-172X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.12361)

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Abstract

Online information is a critical resource for evidence‐based practice and patient education. This study aimed to establish New Zealand nurses' access and evaluation of online health information in the primary care context using a postal questionnaire survey; there were 630 respondents from a random sample of 931 nurses. The majority of respondents were satisfied with work access to online information (84.5%, n = 501) and searched for online information at least several times a week (57.5%, n = 343). The major barrier to online information seeking was insufficient time, but 68 respondents had no work online information access. The level of nursing qualification was significantly correlated with computer confidence and information quality checking. A range of information evaluation approaches was used. Most nurses in study accessed and evaluated Internet information in contrast to the findings of earlier studies, but there were barriers preventing universal integration into practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: information literacy, internet, nurses, primary health care, survey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Centre for Applied Social Research
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Psychology, Social Work & Counselling
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Health & Society Research Group
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 15:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26371

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