Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Health Information Week #HIW2019

This is Health Information Week 2019 in the UK. The NHS library and knowledge services: page about the week is at https://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/patient-and-public-information/health-information-week-2/ and they also have a page about evaluating the week's impact https://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/category/quality-and-impact/ The Twitter stream is at https://twitter.com/Healthinfoweek
Today's focus was Mental health; and patient stories and I selected a few relevant articles:
Fergie, G., Hilton, S. and Hunt, K. (2016). Young adults' experiences of seeking online information about diabetes and mental health in the age of social media. Health Expectations 19(6), 1324-1335
https://doi.org/10.1111/hex.12430 (open access).
"Forty semi‐structured interviews were conducted with young adults, aged 18–30, with experience of diabetes or CMHDs. Data were analysed following a thematic networks approach to explore key themes around online information‐seeking and content consumption practices. ... Although participants primarily discussed well‐rehearsed approaches to health information‐seeking online, particularly reliance on search engines, their accounts also reflected active engagement with health‐related content on social media sites. Navigating between professionally produced websites and user‐generated content, many of the young adults seemed to appreciate different forms of health knowledge emanating from varied sources. Participants described negotiating health content based on social media practices and features and assessing content heuristically. Some also discussed habitual consumption of content related to their condition as integrated into their everyday social media use."

Riebschleger, J., Grove, C., Costello, S., and Cavanaugh, D. (2018). Mental Health Literacy for Children with a Parent with a Mental Illness. Journal of Parent and Family Mental Health, 3(1). https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/parentandfamily/vol3/iss1/1 (open access). This is a short article with advice and examples.

Buchanan, S, Nicol, E. (2019). Developing health information literacy in disengaged at-risk populations: Insights to inform interventions. Journal of Documentation, 75(1), 72-189. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-06-2018-0086 (priced article)
"A qualitative in-depth case study. The participants were a team of UK Family Nurses providing outreach support to young expectant mothers from areas of multiple deprivations, and the mothers themselves. The data collection methods were observation, survey, interviews and focus groups. ... Information needs of mothers are multiple, and not always recognised as information problems, or revealed. Several felt overwhelmed, and actively avoided health information. There is low awareness and/or use of state sources of online health information. Family nurses provide an important information intermediary role, but are unfamiliar with IL concepts and models; consequently, there is limited evidence of client transitions to independent information seeking, or underpinning pedagogical practices to achieve such goals."

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