Journal article

Applying the Electronic Health Literacy Lens: Systematic Review of Electronic Health Interventions Targeted at Socially Disadvantaged Groups

Christina Cheng, Alison Beauchamp, Gerald R Elsworth, Richard H Osborne

Journal of Medical Internet Research | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Electronic health (eHealth) has the potential to improve health outcomes. However, eHealth systems need to match the eHealth literacy needs of users to be equitably adopted. Socially disadvantaged groups have lower access and skills to use technologies and are at risk of being digitally marginalized, leading to the potential widening of health disparities. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aims to explore the role of eHealth literacy and user involvement in developing eHealth interventions targeted at socially disadvantaged groups. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted across 10 databases for eHealth interventions targeted at older adults, ethnic minority groups, low-income ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Associate Professor Lars Kayser, University of Copenhagen; Assistant Professor Sarah Fredsted Villadsen, University of Copenhagen; and Dr Nancy Huang, Chief Medical Advisor, Australian Unity for their contribution during the conceptualization stage of this systematic review. The authors would also like to thank Dr Polina Putrik, Visiting Fellow at Deakin University, for her input in search strategy. RO was funded in part through the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Principal Research Fellowship #APP1155125.