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Riding the wave or paddling in the shallows? Understanding older Australians' use of the internet

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Abstract


  • Issues addressed: Australia's ageing population is set to become an increasing burden on an already over-stretched primary health care system. Potential strategies to alleviate this pressure need to be investigated. Increased knowledge of older Australians' use of the internet would allow the appropriateness of online health intervention to be assessed. This initial, exploratory study examined the proportion of people aged 55 years and older who accessed the internet. It investigated their duration of use, level of comfort, use of the internet to seek health information and perceived reliability of information found on the internet.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Burns, P. R., Jones, S. C., Iverson, D. C. & Caputi, P. (2012). Riding the wave or paddling in the shallows? Understanding older Australians' use of the internet. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23 (2), 145-148.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84865236864

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4213&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3161

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 145

End Page


  • 148

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Issues addressed: Australia's ageing population is set to become an increasing burden on an already over-stretched primary health care system. Potential strategies to alleviate this pressure need to be investigated. Increased knowledge of older Australians' use of the internet would allow the appropriateness of online health intervention to be assessed. This initial, exploratory study examined the proportion of people aged 55 years and older who accessed the internet. It investigated their duration of use, level of comfort, use of the internet to seek health information and perceived reliability of information found on the internet.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Burns, P. R., Jones, S. C., Iverson, D. C. & Caputi, P. (2012). Riding the wave or paddling in the shallows? Understanding older Australians' use of the internet. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23 (2), 145-148.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84865236864

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4213&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3161

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 145

End Page


  • 148

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia