Since the earliest times a major focus of nursing has been to provide health care information to those in their care. The purpose of this exploratory study was to investigate information retrieval of consumers using NetWellness Ò , a community health information network. Using Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, six research questions were developed. These questions were designed to determine if there were any differences in information retrieval based on whether the participants were self-care agents or dependent-care agents, or whether differences were based on basic conditioning factors identified as age, gender, race, household income and educational levels. In addition questions were included to determine the consumers’ satisfaction with NetWellness Ò and to identify specific topics directed to experts. A convenience sample of 307 participants completed the on-line questionnaire; of these participants 215 were identified as either self-care or dependent care agents. There was a statistically significant finding at the .05 level (c2
|School:||University of Cincinnati|
|School Location:||United States -- Ohio|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Consumer health information, Netwellness, Orem, Self-care, Web based heath information|
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