E-health literacy and health information seeking behavior Among University Students in Bangladesh

Md Mohaimenul Islam, Musa Touray, Hsuan Chia Yang, Tahmina Nasrin Poly, Phung Anh Nguyen, Yu Chuan Li, Shabbir Syed Abdul

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Abstract

Web 2.0 has become a leading health communication platform and will continue to attract young users; therefore, the objective of this study was to understand the impact of Web 2.0 on health information seeking behavior among university students in Bangladesh. A random sample of adults (n = 199, mean 23.75 years, SD 2.87) participated in a cross-sectional, a survey that included the eHealth literacy scale (eHEALS) assessed use of Web 2.0 for health information. Collected data were analyzed using a descriptive statistical method and t-tests. Finally logistic regression analyses were conducted to determine associations between sociodemographic, social determinants, and use of Web 2.0 for seeking and sharing health information. Almost 74% of older Web 2.0 users (147/199, 73.9%) reported using popular Web 2.0 websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, to find and share health information. Current study support that current Web-based health information seeking and sharing behaviors influence health-related decision making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages122-125
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998297
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Event16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Aug 21 2017Aug 25 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume245
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period8/21/178/25/17

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Information Seeking Behavior
Social Media
Health Literacy
Bangladesh
Health
Students
Information Dissemination
Health Communication
Telemedicine
Decision Making
World Wide Web
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Logistics
Websites
Regression Analysis
Statistical methods
Decision making
Communication

Keywords

  • Cross-sectional studies
  • Health literacy
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Islam, M. M., Touray, M., Yang, H. C., Poly, T. N., Nguyen, P. A., Li, Y. C., & Abdul, S. S. (2017). E-health literacy and health information seeking behavior Among University Students in Bangladesh. In MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (pp. 122-125). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 245). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-122

E-health literacy and health information seeking behavior Among University Students in Bangladesh. / Islam, Md Mohaimenul; Touray, Musa; Yang, Hsuan Chia; Poly, Tahmina Nasrin; Nguyen, Phung Anh; Li, Yu Chuan; Abdul, Shabbir Syed.

MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. IOS Press, 2017. p. 122-125 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 245).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Islam, MM, Touray, M, Yang, HC, Poly, TN, Nguyen, PA, Li, YC & Abdul, SS 2017, E-health literacy and health information seeking behavior Among University Students in Bangladesh. in MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 245, IOS Press, pp. 122-125, 16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017, Hangzhou, China, 8/21/17. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-122
Islam MM, Touray M, Yang HC, Poly TN, Nguyen PA, Li YC et al. E-health literacy and health information seeking behavior Among University Students in Bangladesh. In MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. IOS Press. 2017. p. 122-125. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-122
Islam, Md Mohaimenul ; Touray, Musa ; Yang, Hsuan Chia ; Poly, Tahmina Nasrin ; Nguyen, Phung Anh ; Li, Yu Chuan ; Abdul, Shabbir Syed. / E-health literacy and health information seeking behavior Among University Students in Bangladesh. MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics. IOS Press, 2017. pp. 122-125 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
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