Título The persistence of digital divides in the use of health information: a comparative study in 28 European countries.
Autores Alvarez-Galvez, Javier , SALINAS PÉREZ, JOSÉ ALBERTO, Montagni, Ilaria , Salvador-Carulla, Luis
Publicación externa No
Medio Int J Public Health
Alcance Article
Naturaleza Científica
Cuartil JCR 2
Cuartil SJR 1
Impacto JCR 3.38000
Impacto SJR 1.03700
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Fecha de publicacion 01/04/2020
ISI 000528559100016
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85083706391
DOI 10.1007/s00038-020-01363-w
Abstract OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify which are the socio-demographic\n factors that can describe health information users\' profiles in Europe\n and assess which are the factors distinguishing users and non-users and\n their association with the use of health-related online information.\n METHODS: Data from the Flash Eurobarometer No. 404 (2014) was analysed\n through a multilevellogistic regression model and a propensity score\n matching.\n RESULTS: There were significant differences in the use of the Internet\n for health information according to gender, age, education, long-term\n illness and health-related knowledge. Thus, some digital divides\n persisted in the use of health information online. Results showed that a\n poor health status was associated with a higher use of the Internet for\n health purposes only for people having chronic conditions.\n CONCLUSIONS: Findings show a need to increase people\'s eHealth literacy,\n especially for males over 45years old not suffering from a long-term\n illness. In order to limit the misuse of poor or untrustworthy health\n information that might contribute to higher health disparities, special\n interest should be focused on population socio-demographic\n characteristics.
Palabras clave Internet; eHealth literacy; Health information; Digital divide; Europe
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