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The influence of health information sources & health literacy on COVID vaccine hesitancy

Abbas, S.M, Chu, Rosa and Wu, Kevin (2021) The influence of health information sources & health literacy on COVID vaccine hesitancy. [Art/Design item]

Item Type: Art/Design item
Creators: Abbas, S.M, Chu, Rosa and Wu, Kevin
Abstract:

Health literacy is the ability to identify, read, process & understand basic health information in order to make decisions & take appropriate actions to manage health. Information seeking & an affinity towards particular sources of information is influenced by an individual’s health literacy. Health literacy, in turn, is influenced by an individual’s social determinants of health & personal perspectives on health. Information is sought to make informed decisions & take appropriate actions to manage an individual’s health. These decisions are influenced by the sources of information - whether they are mainstream
or alternative sources of health information, & how closely they align with the perspectives & beliefs of the individuals reviewing this information. Within the context of the COVID pandemic, one of the primary concerns is how & through which avenues health information is disseminated in order to gain the trust of the public in order to make the biggest impact in promoting healthy behaviours & protect against the continuous transmission of COVID. Additionally, what can be done to reduce the impact of the spread of false information & direct the public to more credible sources of information?

Date: 2021
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Design for Health
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 17:12
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 17:12
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3477

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