Journal article

Telecommunications as a means to access health information: an exploratory study of migrants in australia.

Louise Greenstock, Robyn Woodward-Kron, Catriona Fraser, Amie Bingham, Lucio Naccarella, Kristine Elliott, Michal Morris

J Public Health Res | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Health policies increasingly promote e-health developments (e.g., consumers' access to online health information) to engage patients in their health care. In order to make these developments available for culturally and socially diverse communities, not only do Internet accessibility, literacy and e-health literacy need to be taken into account, but consumers' preferences and information seeking behaviours for accessing health information have also to be understood. These considerations are crucial when designing major new health policy directions, especially for migration destination countries with culturally diverse populations, such as Australia. The aim of this study was to e..

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