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"Information literacy"

Jonas Pettersson, Emil Bjorkander, Sirpa Bark, Daniel Holmgren, Per Wekell
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, teaching hospital staff to search for medical information relies heavily on educator-defined search methods. In contrast, the authors describe our experiences using real-time scenarios to teach on-call consultant pediatricians information literacy skills as part of a two-year continuing professional development program. CASE PRESENTATION: Two information-searching workshops were held at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden...
July 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Hussein Haruna, Ndumiso Tshuma, Xiao Hu
BACKGROUND: Understanding health information needs and health-seeking behavior is a prerequisite for developing an electronic health information literacy (EHIL) or eHealth literacy program for nondegree health sciences students. At present, interest in researching health information needs and reliable sources paradigms has gained momentum in many countries. However, most studies focus on health professionals and students in higher education institutions. OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at providing new insight and filling the existing gap by examining health information needs and reliability of sources among nondegree health sciences students in Tanzania...
March 2017: Annals of Global Health
Fereshteh Aghaei, Mohammad Reza Soleymani, Hassan Ashrafi Rizi
BACKGROUND: Information-seeking anxiety is a feeling caused by abundance of information or failure to proper interpret the information that can adversely affect the ability of individuals for seeking information and meeting their information needs. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate information-seeking anxiety, factors causing it, and methods for addressing and reducing this type of anxiety. The purpose of this study was to evaluate information-seeking anxiety in postgraduate students of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
Gloria Willson, Katelyn Angell
OBJECTIVE: The authors developed a rubric for assessing undergraduate nursing research papers for information literacy skills critical to their development as researchers and health professionals. METHODS: We developed a rubric mapping six American Nurses Association professional standards onto six related concepts of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. We used this rubric to evaluate fifty student research papers and assess inter-rater reliability...
April 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Brian E Dixon, Katherine Barboza, Ashley E Jensen, Katelyn J Bennett, Scott E Sherman, Mark D Schwartz
BACKGROUND: As healthcare moves towards technology-driven population health management, clinicians must adopt complex digital platforms to access health information and document care. OBJECTIVES: This study explored information literacy, a set of skills required to effectively navigate population health information systems, among primary care providers in one Veterans' Affairs (VA) medical center. METHODS: Information literacy was assessed during an 8-month randomized trial that tested a population health (panel) management intervention...
February 15, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
Leila Bazrafkan, Ali Asghar Hayat, Karim Abbasi, Aghdas Bazrafkan, Azadeh Rohalamini, Mozhgan Fardid
INTRODUCTION: The information literacy status and the use of information technology among students in the globalization age of course plans are very momentous. This study aimed to evaluate the information literacy status and use of information technology among medical students of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in 2013. METHODS: This was a descriptive-analytical study with cross-sectional method. The study population consisted of all medical students (physiopathology, externship and internship) studying at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences...
January 2017: Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism
Gary S Atwood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Medical Reference Services Quarterly
Heather A Johnson, Laura Barrett
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare two pedagogical methods, active learning and passive instruction, to determine which is more useful in helping students to achieve the learning outcomes in a one-hour research skills instructional session. METHODS: Two groups of high school students attended an instructional session to learn about consumer health resources and strategies to enhance their searching skills. The first group received passive instruction, and the second engaged in active learning...
January 2017: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
Mohammadhiwa Abdekhoda, Afsaneh Dehnad, Mahmood Yousefi
This study aimed to assess the efficiency of delivering a 4-month course of "effective literature search" among medical postgraduate students for improving information literacy skills. This was a cross-sectional study in which 90 postgraduate students were randomly selected and participated in 12 training sessions. Effective search strategies were presented and the students' attitude and competency concerning online search were measured by a pre- and post-questionnaires and skill tests. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16 using t-test...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
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
George Intas, Petros Kostagiolas, Dimitris Zavras, Eleftheria Chalari, Pantelis Stergiannis, Georgia Toylia, Dimitris Niakas
The aim of this study was to investigate factors influencing the use of electronic journals by nursing students through identification of information needs, information resources used, and barriers to seeking information. A cross-sectional study was conducted using a specially designed structured questionnaire. Of 600 nursing students, 505 agreed to participate, indicating a response rate of 84.2%. Participants sought out nurses and doctors, printed materials, scholarly databases/e-journals, and seminars as information resources...
February 2017: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: CIN
Senait Samuel, Getachew Bayissa, Selam Asaminewu, Tesfamichael Alaro
BACKGROUND: Access to and use of electronic information sources for clinical decision is the key to the attainment of health related sustainable goals. Therefore, this study was to assess Electronic Information Sources (EIS) access and use for healthcare service among hospitals of Western Oromia, Ethiopia, 2013. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive study design with quantitative and qualitative data collection methods was employed. Study subjects were selected by using simple random sampling technique...
July 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
Hannah Spring, Marita Kunkel, Isaac Gilman, Nancy Henderson, John White
This article provides a reflection on the outcomes of an international collaboration between health librarians and academics at York St John University and Pacific University Oregon. In particular, it describes how a month-long visiting professorship from an academic with a clinical librarian background at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences helped to develop and inform teaching practice in the areas of information literacy and evidence-based health practice on health programmes at Pacific University. Perspectives are offered from both institutions on the rich exchange of knowledge and practice that took place during the visit and the ongoing impact it has had on teaching practices...
September 2016: Health Information and Libraries Journal
Paula McNiel, Erin C McArthur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
David J Turbow, Julie Evener
OBJECTIVE: The study evaluated whether a modified version of the information literacy Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education (VALUE) rubric would be useful for assessing the information literacy skills of graduate health sciences students. METHODS: Through facilitated calibration workshops, an interdepartmental six-person team of librarians and faculty engaged in guided discussion about the meaning of the rubric criteria. They applied the rubric to score student work for a peer-review essay assignment in the "Information Literacy for Evidence-Based Practice" course...
July 2016: Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA
M Loretta Secco, Karen E Furlong, Glynda Doyle, Judy Bailey
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the Mobile Information Software Evaluation Tool (MISET) with a sample of Canadian undergraduate nursing students (N = 240). METHOD: Psychometric analyses determined how well the MISET assessed the extent that nursing students find mobile device-based information resources useful and supportive of learning in the clinical and classroom settings. RESULTS: The MISET has a valid three-factor structure with high explained variance (74...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Nursing Education
Shu-Ting Peng, Shu-Jina Jhan, Siou-Jia Chen
Information technological advances to develop health care-related systems, Improve clinical efficiency through introducing information technology, Simplify processes to enhance the quality of nursing care. Study investigated the regional hospital nurses after initial information system the use of satisfaction surveys, Study for unit 50-bit nurse the use questionnaires collection, not satisfied is 30%, For analysis in found to be not satisfied. 1. Aged between 38-50 years old. 2. The operating practices are not familiar...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Glynda J Doyle, Karen E Furlong, Loretta Secco
Recent entry-to-practice nursing informatics competencies for Registered Nurses in Canada mean nurse educators need educational strategies to promote student competency within the rapidly evolving informatics field. A collaborative research team from three Canadian nursing programs completed a mixed method survey to describe how nursing students used mobile nursing information support and the extent of this support for learning. The Mobile Information Support Evaluation Tool (MISET) assessed Usefulness/Helpfulness, Information Literacy Support, and Use of Evidence-Based Sources...
2016: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Khalil Kimiafar, Masoumeh Sarbaz, Soudabeh Shahid Sales, Mojtaba Esmaeili, Zohre Javame Ghazvini
UNLABELLED: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both around the world and in Iran. By studying the information needs of patients with breast cancer, the quality of the information provided for them can be improved. This study investigated the information needs of breast cancer patients and their information-seeking behavior. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted from March to June, 2015. The research population was 120 women diagnosed with breast cancer and informed about their disease who referred to oncology outpatient clinics at a specialized cancer hospital and a radiotherapy oncology center in Mashhad (the only specialized cancer centers in eastern and northeastern Iran)...
August 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Sofia Xesfingi, Athanassios Vozikis
BACKGROUND: Understanding the factors that influence eHealth in a country is particularly important for health policy decision makers and the health care market, as it provides critical information to develop targeted and tailored interventions for relevant patient-consumer segments, and further suggests appropriate strategies for training the health illiterate part of the population. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to assess the eHealth literacy level of Greek citizens, using the eHealth Literacy Scale (eHEALS), and further explore the factors that shape it and are associated with it...
2016: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
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