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Engaging with patient online health information use: a survey of primary health care nurses

Engaging with patient online health information use: a survey of primary health care nurses

Gilmour, Jean, Hanna, Sue ORCID: 0000-0002-0198-3358, Chan, Helen, Strong, Alison and Huntington, Annette (2014) Engaging with patient online health information use: a survey of primary health care nurses. SAGE Open, 4 (3). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2158-2440 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244014550617)

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Abstract

Internet health information is used by patients for health care decision making. Research indicates this information is not necessarily disclosed in interactions with health professionals. This study investigated primary health care nurses’ engagement with patient online health information use along with the respondents’ disclosure of online sources to their personal health care provider. A questionnaire was posted to a random sample of 1,000 New Zealand nurses with 630 responses. Half the respondents assessed patients’ online use (n = 324) and had encountered patients who had wrongly interpreted information. Health information quality evaluation activities with patients indicated the need for nursing information literacy skills. A majority of respondents (71%, n = 443) used online sources for personal health information needs; 36.3% (n = 155) of the respondents using online sources did not tell their personal health care provider about information obtained. This study identifies that there are gaps in supporting patient use but more nursing engagement with online sources when compared with earlier studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nurses, health education, primary health care, information technology, information literacy
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
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
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 10:39
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/26372

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