Sources and level of information about health issues and preventive services among young-old persons in Switzerland

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Type
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Collection
Publications
Title
Sources and level of information about health issues and preventive services among young-old persons in Switzerland
Journal
International Journal of Public Health
Author(s)
Seematter-Bagnoud Laurence, Santos-Eggimann Brigitte
ISSN
1661-8556
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
52
Number
5
Pages
313-316
Language
english
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: to describe the sources of health information in young-old persons, and how they feel informed about preventive services. METHODS: 1567 randomly selected persons aged 65-69 years were asked where they did get information about health, and whether they felt sufficiently informed about recommended preventive services. RESULTS: Most participants (over 90%) cited their physician as a source of health information, while only 4% cited the Internet. Level of information was low for several preventive services, including colon cancer screening (55% felt sufficiently informed) and immunization against pneumonia (27% sufficiently informed). CONCLUSIONS: Promotion of preventive services in older populations should take into account the preponderant role of physicians as a source of information and advice.
Keywords
Consumer Health Information , Health Services for the Aged , Preventive Health Services , Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice , Physician-Patient Relations , Aged
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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06/02/2008 11:51
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