Media sources for seeking health information in women
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CitationYılmazel G., Akbulut B. A., Duman N. (2013). Media sources for seeking health information in women. Journal of Communication and Computer 10 (7): 877-881.
Health information is a major component of health promotion. Health information increases the awareness, influences attitudes and knowledge related to the improvement of health. Information of health is widely available from different printed and electronic sources of media. The aim of this study is to determine the role of media sources for seeking health information in women. This descriptive study conducted in a Centre of Public Education in Corum. The data collected by using a 25-item questionnaire form containing socio-demographic futures women, using and understanding printed and electronic media sources for seeking health information. We assessed the data with SPSS package program by using percentage and Chi-Square test. We found that internet was the most preferred media sources to apply health information and TV/radio was the more reliable media sources among participants. To achieve correct health-related information, feel more confidence, assume health responsibility for self and their families, and increase community awareness, it will be useful emphasis on health promotion in televisions and radios which have a wide range audiences and dissemination of health-related public spots in these programs in county wide.
SourceJournal of Communication and Computer