Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Information Retrieval of Self-Care and Dependent-Care Agents Using Netwellness®, a Consumer Health Information Network
by Rieg, Linda Coyle, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 2000, 209; 10857378
Abstract (Summary)

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

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Weiner, Elizabeth
School: University of Cincinnati
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-B 79/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing
Keywords: Consumer health information, Netwellness, Orem, Self-care, Web based heath information
Publication Number: 10857378
ISBN: 978-0-438-03503-4
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