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  • P-ISSN1013-0799
  • E-ISSN2586-2073

Exploring Older Adults’ Views on Health Information Seeking: A Cognitive Load Perspective and Qualitative Approach

Exploring Older Adults’ Views on Health Information Seeking: A Cognitive Load Perspective and Qualitative Approach

정보관리학회지, (P)1013-0799; (E)2586-2073
2020, v.37 no.3, pp.177-202
https://doi.org/10.3743/KOSIM.2020.37.3.177
나경식 (건국대학교 문헌정보학과)
정용선 (동신대학교 한의과대학 간호학과)

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초록

In this study the author examines the health information seeking behavior of older adults from the perspective of cognitive load. Using a qualitative method, based on ground theory, data were collected using in-depth interviews. Twenty-eight participants were participating older adults living in G community city, South Korea who experienced seeking health information. Interview transcripts were analyzed using a qualitative thematic coding framework. Three themes describing older adults’ health information seeking behaviors were focused: intrinsic, extraneous, and germane cognitive load. The findings are geared towards the context of older adults’ information seeking to support an understanding of successful information seeking behaviors in this population and to contribute to their health and well-being. The intent is to present information on current research in the field of Library and Information Science and to demonstrate how a cognitive load approach can be used to address the problems of older adults’ health information seeking behaviors.

Abstract

In this study the author examines the health information seeking behavior of older adults from the perspective of cognitive load. Using a qualitative method, based on ground theory, data were collected using in-depth interviews. Twenty-eight participants were participating older adults living in G community city, South Korea who experienced seeking health information. Interview transcripts were analyzed using a qualitative thematic coding framework. Three themes describing older adults’ health information seeking behaviors were focused: intrinsic, extraneous, and germane cognitive load. The findings are geared towards the context of older adults’ information seeking to support an understanding of successful information seeking behaviors in this population and to contribute to their health and well-being. The intent is to present information on current research in the field of Library and Information Science and to demonstrate how a cognitive load approach can be used to address the problems of older adults’ health information seeking behaviors.

투고일Submission Date
2020-08-23
수정일Revised Date
2020-09-13
게재확정일Accepted Date
2020-09-22

정보관리학회지