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dc.contributor.authorChu, Adeline
dc.contributor.authorHuber, Jeffrey
dc.contributor.authorMastel-Smith, Beth
dc.contributor.authorCesario, Sandra
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-19T15:36:25Z
dc.date.available2021-11-19T15:36:25Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationThis is a published version of an article that is available at https://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.97.1.003. Recommended citation: Chu, A., Huber, J., Mastel-Smith, B., & Cesario, S. (2009). “Partnering with seniors for better health”: Computer use and internet health information retrieval among older adults in a low socioeconomic community. Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 97(1), 12–20. https://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.97.1.003. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/13408
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.97.1.003
dc.descriptionArticle originally published in Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA, 97(1), 12–20. English. Published online 2008. https://doi.org/10.3163/1536-5050.97.1.003
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This health communication project measured the psychosocial influences of computer anxiety, computer confidence, and computer self-efficacy in older adults at six meal congregate sites. The adults completed a five-week education intervention, based on Bandura's self-efficacy model, designed to assist older adults in retrieving and evaluating health information resources on the Internet.en_US
dc.description.abstractMethods: One hundred thirty-seven participants, ages sixty-five and older, were randomized in a controlled, two-group, pre–post, repeated measures design. Participants in the intervention group received a two-hour training session, once a week for five weeks. The Computer Confidence Subscale and Computer Anxiety Subscale of the Computer Attitude Scale and the Computer Self-Efficacy Measure were administered to both groups at three time intervals: at baseline, completion of the five-week intervention, and six weeks after completion of the intervention. Data were analyzed using repeated measures analysis of variance.
dc.description.abstractResults: Findings showed a reduction in computer anxiety and increases in computer confidence and computer self-efficacy in retrieving and evaluating online health information (P<0.001).
dc.description.abstractDiscussion: The study suggests an array of possibilities to engage older adults in the use of Internet health information resources to better contribute to their health, independence, safety, and wellness.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA
dc.subjectComputer self-efficacyen_US
dc.subjectComputer anxietyen_US
dc.subjectHealth communicationen_US
dc.title“Partnering with seniors for better health”: Computer use and internet health information retrieval among older adults in a low socioeconomic communityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BY-4.0
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2804-0878


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