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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440006/health-information-practice-integrating-inspiring-and-innovating
#1
EDITORIAL
Audrey Marshall
The 2017 virtual issue of the Health Information and Libraries Journal (HILJ) is published to link to the 12th International Congress on Medical Librarianship and the 2017 EAHIL Workshop taking place in Dublin, Ireland on 12-16 June 2017. The conference title is Diversity in Practice: integrating, inspiring and innovative and it is exploring how health science librarianship, in all its diversity, is integrating, inspiring and innovating practice. These themes have been used to compile this virtual issue, which contains published articles selected from HILJ from the June 2014 issue through to September 2016...
April 25, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406547/factors-affecting-smartphone-adoption-for-accessing-information-in-medical-settings
#2
Iman Tahamtan, Sara Pajouhanfar, Shahram Sedghi, Mohsen Azad, Masoud Roudbari
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to acquire knowledge about the factors affecting smartphone adoption for accessing information in medical settings in Iranian Hospitals. METHODS: A qualitative and quantitative approach was used to conduct this study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 medical residents and interns in 2013 to identify determinant factors for smartphone adoption. Afterwards, nine relationships were hypothesised. We developed a questionnaire to test these hypotheses and to evaluate the importance of each factor...
April 13, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383165/shaping-the-professional-landscape-through-research-advocacy-and-education-an-australian-perspective
#3
Gemma Siemensma, Ann Ritchie, Suzanne Lewis
This article is the first in a new series in this regular feature. The intention of the series is to look at important global developments in health science libraries. Librarians will be invited to share with HILJ readers key initiatives in their country or region. These articles should serve as a road map, describing the key changes in the field and exploring factors driving these changes. We initiate this series with an article by three Australian librarians who use research findings to depict the evolving professional landscape in their country...
April 6, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383159/database-selection-in-systematic-reviews-an-insight-through-clinical-neurology
#4
Matt Vassar, Vadim Yerokhin, Philip Marcus Sinnett, Matthew Weiher, Halie Muckelrath, Branden Carr, Laura Varney, Gregory Cook
BACKGROUND: Failure to perform a comprehensive search when designing a systematic review (SR) can lead to bias, reducing the validity of review's conclusions. OBJECTIVE: We examined the frequency and choice of databases used by reviewers in clinical neurology. METHODS: Ninety-five SRs and/or meta-analyses were located across five prominent neurology journals between 2008 and 2014. Methods sections were reviewed, and all bibliographic databases were coded...
April 6, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383140/tracing-the-grey-literature-of-poster-presentations-a-mapping-review
#5
REVIEW
Nicholas Rowe
BACKGROUND: Posters are a popular way of presenting information at conferences. However, little research has been conducted into their development, and the patterns and extent of their use are unclear. OBJECTIVES: A mapping review was performed to chart the development and utilisation of the poster medium, and to highlight the main literature themes and contributions. METHODS: A search for the term 'poster presentation' was conducted simultaneously in 249 databases...
April 6, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191727/assistive-technology-for-people-with-dementia-an-overview-and-bibliometric-study
#6
REVIEW
Ikram Asghar, Shuang Cang, Hongnian Yu
BACKGROUND: This study presents an overview of recent research activities in assistive technology (AT) for people with dementia. Bibliometric studies are used to explore breadth and depth of different research areas, yet this method has not yet been fully utilised in AT research for people with dementia. METHODS: The bibliometric method was used for collecting studies related to AT. Based on inclusion/exclusion criteria, the AT studies with a focus on people with dementia are considered...
February 13, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168831/online-information-search-behaviour-of-physicians
#7
Patrick Mikalef, Panos E Kourouthanassis, Adamantia G Pateli
BACKGROUND: Although doctors increasingly engage in online information seeking to complement their medical practice, little is known regarding what online information sources are used and how effective they are. OBJECTIVE: Grounded on self-determination and needs theory, this study posits that doctors tend to use online information sources to fulfil their information requirements in three pre-defined areas: patient care, knowledge development and research activities...
February 7, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244258/delivering-information-skills-training-at-a-health-professionals-continuing-professional-development-conference-an-evaluation
#8
Aoife Lawton, Padraig Manning, Fiona Lawler
In this feature, guest writer Aoife Lawton discusses the outcomes of an information skills workshop delivered at a continuing professional development conference for health and social care professionals in Ireland. The primary aim of the study was to evaluate perceptions of the effectiveness of the workshop. The study provides details of how, through collaborative partnership, the workshop was developed and delivered. Application of an adapted version of the Kirkpatrick model of evaluation is presented alongside details of what impact the event had on the attendees both immediately after the workshop and 3 months post-workshop...
March 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244257/ten-years-of-reviews
#9
EDITORIAL
Maria J Grant
The March 2017 issue of the Health Information and Libraries Journal marks the 10 year anniversary of the inaugural review published in the journal's review series. The review series was conceived to meet the growing appetite of health library and information workers to access synthesised evidence to inform their practice; something we'd already been doing to support medics in their practice. This editorial looks back on the 10 years and the inspiration which saw the development of a typology of review types and associated methodologies to address the lack of consistent guidelines on the features a review should incorporate...
March 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244256/supporting-the-library-and-information-needs-of-uwe-health-and-social-care-students-on-placement
#10
Caroline Plaice, Jon Lloyd, Pauline Shaw
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this research was to explore the library and information needs of health and social care students whilst on placement. METHODS: Both desk and primary research were conducted and included an online questionnaire to students and semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: The questionnaire was completed by 252 students from a variety of programmes, equivalent to a 10% response rate. The results indicate a wide range of factors impacting on the library and information experiences of students...
March 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244255/the-role-of-information-therapy-in-reducing-anxiety-in-patients-undergoing-in%C3%A2-vitro-fertilisation-treatment
#11
Sara Ahmadizadeh, Ashraf Sadat Bozorgi, Ladan Kashani
This article is the first in the feature to come from Iran. The lead author, Sara Ahmadizadeh, manages the Library at Arash Women's Hospital and was awarded an MA in Information Science and Knowledge and Librarianship from Tehran Azad University in July 2015. Her MA dissertation was innovative and ambitious in that it looked at the impact of information therapy on levels of anxiety amongst women undergoing IVF treatment. Her study demonstrated that quality information sessions, delivered in a structured way, can have a positive impact on patients' awareness of their condition and can reduce anxiety...
March 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244254/international-trends-in-health-science-librarianship-part-20-russia
#12
Jeannette Murphy, Serge Jargin
This is the last in a series of articles exploring international trends in health science librarianship in the 21st century. The focus of the present issue is Russia. The next feature column will initiate a new series entitled New Directions in Health Science Librarianship. The first contribution will be from Australia. JM.
March 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293082/the-potential-of-educational-comics-as-a-health-information-medium
#13
Sarah McNicol
OBJECTIVES: To investigate ways in which educational comics might provide support in dealing with feelings and attitudes towards health conditions, as well as improving understanding of factual information and to identify potential weakness of comics as a medium for health information. METHODS: Semi-structured interviewees with eleven university students who either had a mental or physical health condition themselves or had a family member with a health condition...
March 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042699/development-and-testing-of-a-medline-search-filter-for-identifying-patient-and-public-involvement-in-health-research
#14
Morwenna Rogers, Alison Bethel, Kate Boddy
BACKGROUND: Research involving the public as partners often proves difficult to locate due to the variations in terms used to describe public involvement, and inability of medical databases to index this concept effectively. OBJECTIVE: To design a search filter to identify literature where patient and public involvement (PPI) was used in health research. METHODS: A reference standard of 172 PPI papers was formed. The references were divided into a development set and a test set...
January 1, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042697/knowledge-into-action-supporting-the-implementation-of-evidence-into-practice-in-scotland
#15
Sandra Davies, Paul Herbert, Ann Wales, Karen Ritchie, Suzanne Wilson, Laura Dobie, Annette Thain
BACKGROUND: The knowledge into action model for NHS Scotland provides a framework for librarians and health care staff to support getting evidence into practice. Central to this model is the development of a network of knowledge brokers to facilitate identification, use, creation and sharing of knowledge. OBJECTIVE: To translate the concepts described in the model into tangible activities with the intention of supporting better use of evidence in health care and subsequently improving patient outcomes...
January 1, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042691/negotiating-concepts-of-evidence-based-practice-in-the-provision-of-good-service-for-nursing-and-allied-health-professionals
#16
Jill McTavish
OBJECTIVE: The principles of evidence-based medicine have been critiqued by the 'caring' professions, such as nursing and social work, and evidence-informed medicine has been proposed as a more client-centred, integrative approach to practice. The purpose of this study was to explore how Canadian health science librarians who serve nurses and allied health professionals define good service and how they negotiate evidence-based principles in their searching strategies. METHOD: Twenty-two librarians completed a 30 minute, semi-structured phone interview about strategies for providing good service and supporting evidence-based services...
January 1, 2017: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870322/information-literacy-advocates-developing-student-skills-through-a-peer-support-approach
#17
Ruth Curtis
Since 2013/2014, an Information Literacy Advocates (ILA) scheme has been running at the University of Nottingham as an extracurricular module on the Nottingham Advantage Award programme. The Information Literacy Advocates scheme, which recruits medicine and health sciences students in their second year or above, aims to facilitate development of information literacy skills and confidence, as well as communication, organisation and teamwork, through the provision of peer support. Previous research indicates peer assistance effectively enhances such skills and is valued by fellow students who welcome the opportunity to approach more experienced students for help...
December 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870321/exploring-trust-in-online-health-information-a-study-of-user-experiences-of-patients-co-uk
#18
Anna Cunningham, Frances Johnson
This feature has been co-authored by Anna Cunningham and her supervisor Frances Johnson. It is based on the research Anna conducted for her dissertation, which she completed as part of her MA in Library and Information Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. The study explored how people assess the trustworthiness of online health information, and the participants were asked to talk aloud whilst viewing information on the consumer health information website patients.co.uk. The study confirmed that their assessment was based on the information usefulness and credibility as well as identifying the factors relating to information quality and website design that helped to form these judgements...
December 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870319/stem-cell-research-the-role-of-information-seeking-and-scanning
#19
Sara Nelissen, Jan Van den Bulck, Marijke Lemal, Kathleen Beullens
BACKGROUND: The mass media have held an ongoing debate about stem cell research. However, few studies have investigated how individuals obtain information on stem cell research and whether this affects their knowledge and perspectives on stem cell research. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate whether (i) cancer-diagnosed and non-diagnosed individuals differ in terms of their acquisition of stem cell research information, (ii) whether this information acquisition is associated with stem cell research knowledge and perspectives and (iii) whether having had a cancer diagnosis moderates these associations...
December 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870318/interactions-and-user-perceived-helpfulness-in-diet-information-social-questions-answers
#20
Yin Zhang, Peilin Wang
BACKGROUND: Online health information seeking using social questions and answers (Social Q&A) sites has been increasingly popular in recent years. It calls for better understanding of health information seeking behaviour and interactions between information seekers and information providers. OBJECTIVES: The study investigates how diet information seekers interact with information providers on WebMD Answers, which is a Social Q&A site devoted to health-related topics, and examines the factors that constitute a 'helpful' answer from an information seeker's perspective...
December 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
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