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Relational analysis of adults’ online medical information referencing and their medical information commitments
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, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montréal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-98-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate adults’ online medical information referencing and standards. The sample consisted of 373 volunteer adults with experience of searching for medical information online. This study developed and used two questionnaires to survey the adults to probe their perceptions of the referencing role of online medical information, and their standards of judging such information. The results showed that the two questionnaires were deemed to be sufficiently reliable for assessing adults’ perceptions of the referencing role and judging standards of online medical information. It was found that adults who searched for online medical information as referees tended to have all the standards of online medical information. Through the regression analysis, the results revealed their multiple sources standard could positively predict their consultation with experts, and their content standard could positively predict their consultation and decision-making.

Citation

Tsai, C.C. (2012). Relational analysis of adults’ online medical information referencing and their medical information commitments. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2012--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 1 (pp. 1936-1941). Montréal, Quebec, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2019 from .