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Benefits of online health education: perception from consumers and health professionals

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Abstract


  • With the advancement in technology and availability of the Internet, online health education could become one of the media for health education. As health education is to persuade patients on health behavioural change, understanding perceived benefits of online health education is an important aspect to explore. The aim of this study is to explore consumers and health professionals opinion on online health education. Literature review was conducted and identified the benefits of online health education (OHE). Survey was conducted to health consumers and health professionals. Descriptive analyses were performed using SPSS Version 19.0. The analysis of the literature has identified a set of 12 potential benefits of OHE which had been used to understand the perceptions of the effectiveness of OPE sites and these have been validated in the study. This study has the practical implication as the study identified OHE effectiveness, which definitely can assist health practitioners on health education, which can lead to better health outcome.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Win, K. T., Mohd Hassan, N., Bonney, A. D. & Iverson, D. C. (2015). Benefits of online health education: perception from consumers and health professionals. Journal of Medical Systems, 39 (3), 27-1-27-8.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84922883127

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6084&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5057

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Start Page


  • 27-1

End Page


  • 27-8

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • With the advancement in technology and availability of the Internet, online health education could become one of the media for health education. As health education is to persuade patients on health behavioural change, understanding perceived benefits of online health education is an important aspect to explore. The aim of this study is to explore consumers and health professionals opinion on online health education. Literature review was conducted and identified the benefits of online health education (OHE). Survey was conducted to health consumers and health professionals. Descriptive analyses were performed using SPSS Version 19.0. The analysis of the literature has identified a set of 12 potential benefits of OHE which had been used to understand the perceptions of the effectiveness of OPE sites and these have been validated in the study. This study has the practical implication as the study identified OHE effectiveness, which definitely can assist health practitioners on health education, which can lead to better health outcome.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Win, K. T., Mohd Hassan, N., Bonney, A. D. & Iverson, D. C. (2015). Benefits of online health education: perception from consumers and health professionals. Journal of Medical Systems, 39 (3), 27-1-27-8.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84922883127

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6084&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/5057

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 27-1

End Page


  • 27-8

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • United States