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Title: Electronic Health Literacy Skills among Medical and Dental Interns at B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences
Authors: Pokharel, Paras K
Budhathoki, Shyam Sundar
Pokharel, Hanoon P
Citation: PokharelP. K., BudhathokiS. S., & PokharelH. P. (2017). Electronic Health Literacy Skills among Medical and Dental Interns at B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, 14(3).
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Article Type: Original Article
Keywords: e-Health Literacy
Electronic resources in health
Health information technology
Health literacy in Nepal
Health literacy of intern
Series/Report no.: Sep-Dec, 2016;871
Abstract: Abstract Background: Appropriate use of the available electronic resources is important for decision making in health. The use of electronic resources in health care is universal. The study measures the eHealth literacy skills among the medical and dental interns of the B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Nepal. Methods: Self administered electronic Health Literacy Scale (eHEALS) was used to collect data from 125 medical and dental interns at BPKIHS. The interns represent immediate past medical student and soon to be professional doctor. Results: A quarter of interns are not sure about the usefulness of internet resources for health. The interns have limited knowledge about right resources in the internet. They are not equipped to tell useful resources from the not-useful ones in the internet. Conclusions: There is a need to pay attention to the eHealth Literacy needs of the interns. Further research may be needed to generate evidence on what interventions may be specific to meet the ehealth literacy needs of the medical and dental interns. Keywords: e-Health Literacy; electronic resources in health; health information technology; health literacy in Nepal; health literacy of intern.
Description: Original Article
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 14 No. 3 Issue 34 Sep-Dec 2016

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