Searching for health information online for my child: A perspective from South East Asia

Anushia Inthiran*, Ireneous Soyiri

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Research studies investigating online health information searching behavior are abundant. While there is research pertaining to the online health information seeking behavior of parents in developed countries, similar information for countries with developing economies in the South East Asia region is not available. In this research study, we focus on information searching behavior of parents with children under the age of eighteen. This study describes the information searching behavior of 50 parents. Results indicate participants are motivated to search for information online for doctor visit and non-doctor visit purposes. Google is the most popular search engine used. Results provide insights on the information searching behavior of parents in South East Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages76-81
Number of pages6
Volume9469
ISBN (Print)9783319279732
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2015
Event17th International Conference on Digital Libraries: Providing Quality Information, ICADL 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 9 Dec 201512 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9469
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Digital Libraries: Providing Quality Information, ICADL 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period9/12/1512/12/15

Keywords

  • Children
  • Information searching
  • Online health
  • Parents
  • South East Asia

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