The association between women's health information use and health care visits

Wanda Nicholson, Bridget Gardner, Holly A. Grason, Neil R. Powe

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Abstract

Objective: To determine the effect of the type of information sources used on health services use. Methods: Population-based random-digit dialing survey of 498 women, between December 1999 and January 2000, on use of health information sources and health visits. Results: After adjustment for sociodemographic and medical factors, use of print health media and computer-based resources was associated with 1.9 and 1.6 more visits, respectively compared to non-use (Regression coefficients 1.9; [95% confidence interval {CI} 0.1, 3.7] and 1.6; [95% CI 0.3, 3.0]). Conclusions: Print health media and computer-based sources are associated with a higher number of health care visits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-248
Number of pages9
JournalWomen's Health Issues
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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