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Factors associated with mobile health information seeking among Singaporean women

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posted on 2022-08-15, 04:01 authored by Leanne Chang, Ching Chiuan Yen, Agnes Xue LishanAgnes Xue Lishan, Bee Choo Tai, Hock Chuan Chan, Henry Been-Lirn Duh, Mahesh Choolani

This study examined effects of age and social psychological factors on women’s willingness to be mobile health information seekers. A national survey of 1,878 Singaporean women was conducted to obtain information on women’s mobile phone usage, experiences of health information seeking, and appraisals of using mobile phones to seek health information. Results showed that young, middle-aged, and older women exhibited distinct mobile phone usage behaviors, health information-seeking patterns, and assessments of mobile health information seeking. Factors that accounted for their mobile information-seeking intention also varied. Data reported in this study provide insights into mobile health interventions in the future. 


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Journal of Women & Aging

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Women & Aging on 23 Aug 2016, available at:

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