Title

Health Information Seeking of Foreign-Born Population in U.S.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

Health information seeking, Foreign-born, immigrants, HINTS, health information

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.16935/ejss.2014.30.2.002

Abstract

This study aimed to understand features of foreign-born population’s health information seeking behaviors, so that the results can provide evidences which can be utilized in designing health information dissemination. It was found that foreign-born population has less experience on health information seeking than U.S. born and more negative perceptions on health information seeking experiences. Among foreign-born population, it seems that underserved people have less experience of health information seeking, but when they need to find health information they go to doctors or health providers. The Internet is the most dominant source of health information among foreign-born population.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Ewha Institute of Social Sciences, v. 30, no. 2, p. 25-52.