eHealth Literacy and Related Factors among Junior High School Students in Taipei City
The main purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among students' demographic backgrounds, their media use behavior, their health information-seeking behavior, their health information literacy, and their eHealth literacy. Students were randomly selected from 15 junior high schools. There were 758 valid questionnaires. The major findings were as follows: participating students dedicated an average of 9 hours per week to each of the following activities: watching TV, using cell phones (including the Internet), and computers. Students obtained health information from either family members, the Internet, school teachers, magazines/newspapers, books/pamphlets, peers, or TV/radio several times each month. Students had eHealth literacy that was higher than mid-level. Multiple regression analysis showed that students who used chat rooms more often, seek health information more frequently, and had a higher information literacy score were more likely to have higher degree of eHealth literacy. The results of the present study suggest a need for the implementation of educational intervention to enhance students' health information literacy and eHealth literacy.
|關鍵詞||健康資訊素養、健康資訊搜尋行為、國中學生、媒體使用行為、電子健康素養、Health information literacy、Health information seeking behavior、Junior high school students、Media usage behavior、eHealth literacy|